The third season of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s homage to Star Trek: The Next Generation, wrapped up last August. Fans have been waiting for any news about a possible future for the series and now an executive for Hulu has finally said something about the show.
Hulu exec talks The Orville
The latest update comes from TV Line who caught up with Craig Erwich, who heads up streaming originals for Hulu and Disney, at the recent TCA event. While speaking highly of the show, the executive didn’t have a definitive answer about the future:
We don’t have anything to share right now. It’s a great show and I know that the fans loved having it back in their lives. And Seth [MacFarlane] did a great job, uniquely as he can, in front of and behind the camera. But we don’t have anything to share right now.
For fans hoping to see a continuation of the series, this at least isn’t a definitive “no.” After the second season wrapped up on Fox in 2019, the show made the jump to streaming on Hulu. Branded as The Orville: New Horizons, the third season didn’t arrive until 2022 due to pandemic production delays.
Creator and star Seth MacFarlane has been busy working on a new Peacock TV series based on his Ted movies, but he still remains hopeful about returning to space. His Twitter page still carries Orville branding, and his tweets are primarily in support of the show and the team behind it, and he often retweets fans of the show. Responding to a tweet about the wait for a renewal last month, MacFarlane said:
We’re hoping just like you! It’s an expensive show in a tough streaming climate, so we’ll see. Our hearts are still in it though, make no mistake. We’d love to do more.
MacFarlane has previously stated that the best way to support the show is to watch it on streaming. All three seasons of The Orville are available in the USA on Hulu and Disney+, and on Disney+ internationally.
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