The third season of The Orville is on our list of most anticipated things for 2022, and today Hulu revealed a brand new poster for what is being called “New Horizons,” by Hulu, the new home for the series which ran for two seasons on Fox. The poster shows Hulu is sticking to the new June release date for Seth MacFarlane’s homage to Star Trek: The Next Generation. There is also a report on the future of the series.
New Horizons blasts off
Here is the new poster, with the tagline “New Home. New Missions.”
The poster features a number of ships forming the Planetary Union logo. In addition to the USS Orville itself, there is a Union fighter, Moclan cruiser, Krill fighter, Kaylon interceptor, and Kaylon cruiser. These could possibly hint at future storylines for “New Horizons.”
Future of the show is in question
The Orville has always been a passion project for Seth MacFarlane, but he also has other commitments as part of his 2020 deal with NBC Universal. This includes developing a new prequel TV series to his 2012 comedy Ted for Peacock. And according to Deadline, there are currently no firm plans to move forward on a fourth season of The Orville, and the cast was released from their options last August. The Orville’s Scott Grimes was just cast as a series regular on the Peacock Ted series. If New Horizons performs well for Hulu, the Disney-controlled streamer would likely want more from MacFarlane, if he and the cast can make it happen with their schedules.
New Horizons arrives June 2
The Orville: New Horizons premieres Thursday, June 2, 2022. The new season will consist of ten episodes which will be longer (60 minutes+) than when the show was on broadcast television. New episodes will be released weekly only on Hulu in the USA. Internationally The Orville is also on Star on Disney+ in select markets.
Here is the official synopsis:
Set 400 years in the future, “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.
The New Horizons ensemble cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr, and Anne Winters.
And in case you missed it, in December Hulu released their first official image from the show.
And in February they released a sneak peek at the opening for the first episode of the season.
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