Hulu has postponed the premiere of The Orville Season 3. It was initially set to release in March 2022 but now has been pushed to June. As a token of thanks for our patience, the first 4 minutes of Season 3 have been released and it’s awesome! It features an epic space battle and Marcus Finn running on the ship in survival mode.
Creator and star Seth MacFarlane said in a statement: “To all The Orville fans: Thanks for being so patient with us as we’ve navigated the production challenges resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As occasionally happens, our show has been repositioned amidst the ever-changing television schedule landscape, which means that the wait will be just a bit longer, and we’re now preparing for a June 2nd launch on Hulu. We’ve always promised you a television experience that will make it worth the wait, and we’re not wavering on that. We understand the frustration you’re feeling over more delays, so we want to give you a little taste of what’s to come. Here’s a sneak peek at the first few minutes of our season opener, and our new main title!”
MacFarlane is coming back to star in the series and he is joined by Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr, and Anne Winters.
The Star Trek-inspired series is set 400 years in the future, and it “finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.”