The Orville crew is set to explore the mysterious corners of the galaxy after a 3-year long hiatus. And finally, The Orville Season 3 will debut on Hulu for the first time. The previous two installments were a part of the Fox network. However, the show has moved onto a new network with a new title “The Orville New Horizons.” And fans would be thrilled to know that Hulu has announced the official release date along with a few teaser images earlier last month. Thus, the third installment will be here in a matter of a few months.
The Orville debuted its first season on Fox in September 2017. The show is set in the 25th century and revolves around the captain and the crew of Starfleet, USS The Orville. The Orville is on a mission to explore unfathomed corners of the galaxy in an attempt to find other life forms. The crew encounters several enemies and allies during their journey into outer space.
Moreover, the show is believed to be loosely based on Star Trek. And fans of the show have provided immense support and critical acclaim throughout two seasons. Finally, the third installment is here. So when does The Orville Season 3 return, and what will happen? Keep reading to find out!
Renewal And Production Status!
Fox renewed the third installment of The Orville soon after the second season concluded in May 2019. Moreover, the filming for season 3 began in October 2019. However, it had to be halted in March 2020 due to the COVID lockdown. It was reported that the filming for half a season had concluded before the halt.
Later, the filming restarted in December 2020 but was again suspended in January 2021. The production then resumed in February 2021 and finally wrapped up in August 2021. Seth MacFarlane and Jon Cassar were the directors of The Orville Season 3. Also, Norm MacDonald will be appearing for a final time as Lt. Yaphit. Unfortunately, he passed away after completing the voice-over work in September 2021.
The Orville Season 3: What To Expect?
Unfortunately, the original timeline was distorted in the previous season. So, the Orville crew tried to get the timeline to its original state by taking away Kelly’s memories. They had to make this crucial decision after Kaylon had conquered half the galaxy and destroyed Earth from the face of the universe.
The crew was determined to stop the chaos and bring life back to normalcy. And the only way to do it was to erase Kelly’s memories using a particular protein. Moreover, they managed to rescue Orville from the Mariana Trench. After which, Claire traveled into the past to take away Kelly’s memories. Eventually, Claire completed the mission and restored everything back.
Now in The Orville Season 3, the crew will continue their exploration of the galaxy while navigating between the mysteries of outer space, along with dealing with the complexities of their lives. They will try to rebuild during the aftermath of Kaylon’s attack. It will also decide Issac’s fate after he betrays his tribe and joins the Union. In addition, fans might witness the return of Kaylon in The Orville Seas on 3. He would return to create more chaos and seek revenge from the Orville crew.
Who Will Return For The Next Season?
The latest teaser images have given us a fair idea of how the cast for The Orville Season 3 would look like. Seth Macfarlane will return as Captain Ed Mercer along with Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife, Commander Kelly Grayson. And this season’s new cast members will be Bruce Boxleitner as President Alcuzan and late Lisa Banes as Senator Balask. Moreover, Scott Grimes, Anne Winters, Penny Johnson Gerald, and Pater Macon will return to the cast roaster. Also, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Jessica Szohr, Chad Coleman, Eliza Taylor, and late Norm MacDonald will make an appearance.
The Orville Season 3: Airing Date
The filming for the third installment has already concluded in August 2021. And, Hulu will premiere The Orville Season 3 on March 10, 2021. Moreover, the third season will feature eleven episodes, which is fairly fewer than the previous two installments. However, each episode of the third season will have an increased runtime of 12-15 minutes. So, prepare yourself for another thrilling journey to the space after a long wait of three years and keep coming back for more detailed news updates.