Season 3 will air on the streaming service.
July 20, 2019
It was announced today that The Orville will be moving to Hulu for its upcoming third season. Creator Seth MacFarlane broke the news at the show's Comic-Con panel, stating that production changes for Season 3 would delay its release and that the streaming service would be a better fit for its schedule needs.
The hour-long space dramedy is coming off a strong creative sophomore run which helped strengthen its already-loyal fan base. Its mix of thought-provoking sci-fi story lines and witty humour have helped it carve out an underserved niche in the television landscape.
Taking inspiration from Star Trek, The Orville takes place 400 years in the future, when Earth is just a small part of an advanced and mostly-peaceful Planetary Union. The U.S.S. Orville is a mid-level exploratory vessel with a human and alien crew led by rookie officer Ed Mercer, who is played by MacFarlane. Determined to prove his worth despite his First Officer being his ex-wife, Ed leads his crew as they face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar workplace problems.
Look for Season 3 of The Orville to premiere on Hulu in late 2020.
09/25/21 at 03:32pm
this still coming back??? Geesh dang COVID!
05/31/20 at 06:45pm
This is typical of Fox. They air a clever witty show featuring a diverse cast which lures in open-minded intelligent non bigoted viewers who get news from a variety of sourses. Hoping that we leave our TV on their channel do they have a chance to get us to start following the lie reports they spew out. When they see us not fall for the trick they cancel the show even if it is a success. Fox couldn't handle all the diversity on Orville. Sorry it had to move to a channel I won't have
07/28/19 at 06:36am
My first reaction was devastation at having to wait so long for more episodes. I happily pay for HULU just to have current episodes with no commercials. That is worth it to me at least. At the same time I refuse to pay for CBS all access and I was considering signing up for Acorn TV when suddenly Britbox popped up which would force me to have to pay for both to get the specific shows I'm after. Hulu has quite a few British and Aussie shows so I have settled for those so far.
Is this the 1st time a show has been announced as renewed and then suddenly changed to streaming? I thought streaming services have only been saving cancelled shows.
Late 2020 seems VERY far off. By then, I might not care any more.
07/26/19 at 10:59pm
Wow. I see you guys are STILL on here belly aching about having to pay for Hulu. If you guys cant do the research that will allow you to alleviate yourselves of paying for ANY tv show, then you guys deserve to never watch ANY show again.
07/26/19 at 08:18pm
Well that doesn't help those of us who live outside the US. We can't get Hulu. Guess I'll just bittorrent it at a later date.
07/25/19 at 04:08pm
Decent show, tried too much to be like Star Trek, I liked it better when it was funnier and sillier. Won't subscribe to Hulu to see Season 3...might buy the DVD on Ebay and sell it back again when it comes out.
07/25/19 at 02:02pm
Liked, but did not love the show. Not mentally invested enough to subscribe to Hulu. OK while it lasted...Good Bye!
07/25/19 at 01:31pm
I already have Hulu so I will be able to continue to watch but the move really sucks for people who don't have it and don't want to pay for another streaming service. As much as I enjoy Hulu and Netflix, I'm getting tired of all the streaming apps. Pretty soon, we'll all end up going back to cable because it will be cheaper....
07/24/19 at 11:59am
What is going on at fox? They have been dumping scripted shows for a couple of years now. Look at their prime time schedule! It is a Reality or Gemae shows.!! Losing respect for that network.
07/23/19 at 02:27pm
You'll be missed, I already subscribe to enough channels and streaming services, I cannot add Hulu to the mix just for the Orville, but I did love it while it lasted on "free" TV....
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