On Thursday, August 4 The Orville: New Horizons wraps up with the tenth episode titled “Future Unknown.” We have a sneak peek at the season finale, plus an update on what’s next for The Orville.
A celebration is underway aboard the ship on the season three finale of “The Orville: New Horizons”.
Satisfying end… with laugh-crying
Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con ten days ago (via remote) show creator and star Seth MacFarlane avoided spoilers, but had this to say about how New Horizons wraps up:
There is a nice shape to the season. All I can say is you will be creatively satisfied by the end of it.
And on Twitter, co-producer Tom Costantino previewed the season finale suggesting fans may end up crying, laughing, or both.
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) July 31, 2022
Future is unknown for The Orville
As for the future of the series, at Comic-Con MacFarlane made it clear he and the cast and crew want to return for a fourth season, but it depends on Disney, and how the season has performed:
We don’t know, and I don’t think we will know until this season finishes… We just don’t know. All we can say is, if as many people as possible watch the show, tell your friends, then like anything else, we have a shot. I think there is a demand for it. There is certainly a desire for it on our end.
Arriving on Disney+ (and saying on Hulu too)
We do know one thing about what’s next for the series. A few days after the season finale, The Orville will arrive on Dinsey+ in the USA. In addition to remaining available on Hulu, starting August 10, all three seasons will also be available on Disney+. Seth MacFarlane made the announcement at Comic-Con (see below). In Canada and around the world (where Hulu isn’t available) The Orville had already been added to Disney+ before New Horizons debuted.
Disney also released a statement from MacFarlane, saying:
I’m thrilled to bring all three seasons of The Orville to Disney+. Making this show has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career, and I’m immensely grateful to Disney for providing us the opportunity to expand our Orville community further. I can’t wait for new audiences to experience this series.
And a new poster…
Inside The Orville
Finally, Hulu has released an inside look at last week’s big episode “Domino,” with commentary from the cast and creatives.
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