The Orville Season 3: Streaming services and broadcasters aren’t afraid to cancel shows at the drop of a hat, banishing some much-loved series to the TV graveyard – and with two seasons currently under its belt, fans of The Orville are desperate to know if it will be returning for round three
So, does Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy-drama have enough gas in the tank for more space-filled adventures?.
Yes! The Orville has been given the thumbs-up for a third run, but it will no longer air on Fox, instead of jumping over to Hulu. Both are owned by Disney, though, so very little is changing at the top.
The Cast of The Orville Season 3
In season two, we lost Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan, but in an interview with Trek Movie, executive producer David Goodman did say that they “love her and would definitely want to figure out ways that she can come back”.
Then again added by him: “I am not sure if she is going to come back as a regular. But, we love that character… so if there is an opportunity to bring her back story-wise, I think she would be open to it and we would love to have her back.”
As the brains behind the show, as well as one of its stars, MacFarlane will return as Captain Ed Mercer.
And we expect to see this lot back on our screens (among others): Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrianna Palicki), Doctor Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), Lieutenant Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes), Lieutenant Commander Bortus (Peter Macon), commissioned naval officer John LaMarr (J Lee), Isaac (Mark Jackson), Lieutenant Talla Keyali (Jessica Szohr), and Klyden (Chad L Coleman).
Release Date of The Orville Season 3
It was announced in 2019 that season three had been delayed. In a statement, MacFarlane said: “The Orville has been a labour of love for me, and there are two companies which have supported that vision in a big way: 20th Century Fox Television, where I’ve had a deal since the beginning of my career, and Fox company, now Fox Entertainment, which has been my broadcast home for over 20 years.