The Orville is set to arrive in March. Hulu has now released the first image from the season which they are calling The Orville: New Horizons.
First look at the crew from The Orville: New Horizons
After airing for two seasons on Fox, Seth MacFarlane’s homage to Star Trek: The Next Generation has moved to Hulu with the new season – titled The Orville: New Horizons – set to arrive in the USA on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The first image from the season shows the updated bridge of the USS Orville along with the bridge crew in updated uniforms, and new guest stars.
The image features MacFarlane back as Captain Ed Mercer, joined by returning series regulars Adrianne Palicki (Commander Kelly Grayson) and Scott Grimes as Lt. Gordon Malloy. Next to Scott, you can see new series regular Anne Winters playing Ensign Charly Burke. The photo also features Victor Garber returning as Admiral Halsey. To his right, you can see Bablylon 5’s Bruce Boxleitner as President Alcuzan, and Lisa Banes (Nashville) as Senator Balask.
Also returning for season three are Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Chad L. Coleman, and Jessica Szohr. And in the above image, you can also see the back of Mark Jackson as Isaac who looks to have some new upgrades as well, including new shoulder and leg pieces, and light effects (see below).
According to Hulu, The Orville: New Horizons: “finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.”
Following the debut on March 10, the rest of the 10-episode season will run weekly on Thursdays.
The Orville: New Horizons will also be available on Disney+ Star for international markets, but we don’t yet have release timing.
Last week editor and co-executive producer Tom Costantino shared a couple images from the sound mixing suite featuring Adrianne Palicki’s Kelly.
Aaron Sorkin doesn’t have social media nor did he ask me to post this photo of the mix on his behalf. xx #theorville 🪐#theorvillenewhorizons #soundmixing https://t.co/4q9xurC2fI pic.twitter.com/tCh3J5JEly
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) December 12, 2021
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) December 16, 2021
Listen in on score rehearsal
Seth MacFarlane recently shared a brief video shared an orchestra rehearsing for their first scoring session for season three.
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Director teases guest star
Catching up on some more Orville updates from social media, last month executive producer/director Jon Cassar teased another guest with an image shot on location.
I know it's been a long road waiting for #TheOrville season 3, but 4 months from today the show will premiere. And then maybe you'll find out who the actor is that's engulfed in smoke behind me as I walk back to the camera to call action. @TheOrville pic.twitter.com/0I2RRNgbP1
— Jon Cassar (@joncassar) November 10, 2021
Hulu has also recently made a few items of official Orville merchandise available at the Shop Hulu Store. These include the usual items like, tees, hoodies, stickers, and mugs, but also some Christmas items for those last-minute shoppers.
ICYMI: New Horizons teaser
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