by Regina Avalos,
The Orville may soon return to the small screen. The man in charge of scripted programming at Hulu, Jordan Helman, gave fans an update on the return of the sci-fi comedy, and there is good news about what is coming to the streaming service. The comedy was picked up by Hulu after being canceled by FOX.
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, and Mark Jackson star in the series which follows the crew of a starship traveling through space.
Helman said the following about the return of the series, per Deadline:
“The past year and a half has been complicated on a variety of levels as it pertains to production. I can’t share a launch date, but we’re really excited about what we’ve seen thus far.”
As for the future of the series beyond season three, a fourth season is still possible. It had been rumored that the series would end with its third season. Helman said the following about the future of the Hulu series:
“The future of the show remains an open conversation and there have been no conversations otherwise. I believe the fans of the show that are coming to us from Fox will be deeply excited and satiated. I also think for new fans that maybe didn’t experience it, it will feel new to them.”
Production has had a number of stops and starts since October 2019 when it first began. Production halted in March 2020 and restarted in December 2020. However, production stopped again in January 2021 when there was COVID-19 surge.
A premiere date for season three of The Orville will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out The Orville on Hulu? Do you want a fourth season?