The Orville Season 3: release date, plot and everything you need to know about the third season of sci-fi comedy drama series.
- Contrary to rumors, ‘The Orville’ is indeed returning with Season 3.
- Creator Seth Macfarlane confirmed that the upcoming season will be the most amazing season of all.
- The third season is not broadcast on Fox. Disney moves it to Hulu.
The Orville is an American science fiction comedy drama television series created by Seth MacFarlane. It takes place on the titular starship USS Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration spacecraft in the Planetary Union, a 25th-century interstellar alliance of Earth and many other planets. It follows the crew of the USS Orville spaceship on their episodic adventures. The show has received positive response from critics and audiences alike and is all set for its third season. It will premiere on Hulu (US), Fox (UK), Disney + Hotstar (India). Fans of the show have been eagerly awaiting updates on the upcoming season. Here’s everything you need to know about The Orville season 3.
What will the plot of The Orville season 3 be?
Season 3 will focus on the fallout from Isaac’s decisions in ‘Identity’ and ‘Identity Part II’ (season two: episodes eight and nine). Season 3 will likely feature more episodes that focus on world building and personality episodes along with the humorous ones.
The show’s executive producer, David Goodman, said in an interview with Digital Spy: “We are still going to do separate episodes. However, now we have shown that we can take a deeper dive into the Union, into the aliens, into our characters. So we continue to build that. But again, it is very important to us that the show adheres to the format. You don’t want anyone to get confused who has never seen the show before. That is always a goal for us. We don’t want to alienate a new audience member. We’re expanding the characters and storylines and building on everything we’ve done before. “
The cast of Orville season 3
Creator and star MacFarlane returns as Captain Ed Mercer. The following cast members would return for Season 3:
- Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer, who is in command The Orville.
- Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson, First Officer of the Orville and Ed Mercer’s ex-wife.
- Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn, the chief medical officer The Orville
- Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, the helmsman of The Orville and Mercer’s best friend.
- Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus, the second officer aboard the USS Orville
- Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan
- J. Lee as Lieutenant John LaMarr, the navigator of The Orville.
- Mark Jackson as Isaac, The Orville scientist and engineer.
- Jessica Szohr as Lieutenant Talla Keyali, the ship’s second Xelayan Chief of Security.
- Anne Winters as Charly Burke
In an interview with Trek Movie, said Executive Producer David Goodman of Lieutenant Alara Kitan’s comeback: “I don’t think she’s coming back as a regular. But we love that character … so if there’s a chance to get her back story-wise, I think she’d be open to it and we’d love to have her back. “
The fans are expecting a number of high-profile additions to the cast. Anne Winters (13 reasons why) joins as a character named Charly Burke, according to Deadline
Latest updates on production
Seth MacFarlane will remain the showrunner and co-run the show with Jon Cassar. David Goodman, Jon Favreau, Brannon Braga and Jason Clarke will serve as executive producers. The show moves from Fox to Hulu.
– Hulu (@hulu) July 20, 2019
Shooting for the third season began in October 2019 and it was halfway through when production was discontinued in March 2020. Production resumed in December 2020 and then stopped for a week in January 2021. Ir expects the remaining withdrawals to take approximately 3-4 months.
The release date of Orville season 3
In a statement (via TV line MacFarlane said, “My friends at the network understood what I was trying to do with this series, and they’ve been doing, launching and programming some spectacular marketing work for the past two seasons. But as the show evolved and got more ambitious in terms of production, I decided I wouldn’t be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be a challenge for the network. So we started discussing how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the show. “
Hulu or Disney has not yet announced the season 3 premiere date. As production still needs 3-4 months, we can expect The Orville season 3 to premiere in late 2021.
The Orville Season 3 Trailer: When Can I Watch It?
Expect the trailer to arrive a month before the show’s premiere, whenever that is. You can watch the season 2 trailer here:
The Orville season 3 episodes
The first season premiered on September 10, 2017 and had 12 episodes, followed by a second season with 14 episodes. According to reports to come, the third season would be crunchy and intriguing with 11 episodes.
The Orville: where to watch?
Currently you can watch The OrvilleOn Hulu or buy it as a download on Redbox, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Microsoft Store. In India, you can watch Disney + Hostar for the past two seasons.
We will continue to update this article as we get more official details about Season 3 of The Orville.