The Orville’s highly anticipated third season is arriving after a three-year hiatus. After two seasons on Fox, this sci-fi comedy-drama has found a new home on Hulu. Seth MacFarlane developed, wrote, directed, executive produced, and starred in the space comedy-drama The Orville, which was a passion project and a tremendous undertaking for him. There are currently no plans for a fourth season as the series prepares for the June 2 premiere of Season 3 on Hulu.
In addition to finishing Season 3 of The Orville, titled New Horizons, MacFarlane has been focusing on his development as part of his multi-billion dollar overall deal with NBCUniversal, which includes the upcoming Peacock series Ted, which is based on MacFarlane’s movie franchise and will feature him reprising his voice role as the title character. Ted has officially cast Scott Grimes, who previously appeared on The Orville, as a series regular, reuniting him with MacFarlane.
While MacFarlane is most known for his humorous work on Family Guy and in films like Ted, the trailer for The Orville: New Horizons reveals a different side of the inventor. While there are a few funny moments, this reintroduction to the series pushes the series’ scope and what it has to offer beyond chuckles. Below is a link to the trailer for The Orville: New Horizons:
About the Plot
The official synopsis for The Orville: New Horizons is as follows: “Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the USS Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.”
About the Cast
For The Orville: New Horizons, Seth MacFarlane takes the helm. He also stars as Captain Ed Mercer, in addition to being the show’s creator. MacFarlane’s most well-known characters are from his work as a voice actor on Family Guy, where he portrays Peter, Brian, and Stewie, as well as the foul-mouthed teddy bear Ted from the two films. A Million Ways to Die in the West, Logan Lucky, and The Loudest Voice are just a few of MacFarlane’s live-action credits.
The Orville: New Horizons is a Hulu exclusive, which means you’ll need a Hulu subscription to watch it. The good news is that if you haven’t done so already, you can sign up for Hulu as a solo streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle, which bundles Disney+ and ESPN Plus for a single monthly charge, or as part of Hulu with Live TV. The Orville’s first two seasons are also available to watch on Hulu.