Is The Orville season 3 release date confirmed? When is it out on Hulu? Let’s consider the series’ return and when audiences can expect it.

Although we’ve already witnessed the return of some firm TV favourites in 2021, there are more shows looming on the horizon.

Audiences are currently -and very eagerly, we might add – anticipating the return of The Orville.

This American sci-fi comedy-drama was created by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), and he also stars as the series’ lead, Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union’s line of exploratory space vessels.

Set in the 25th century, the show humorously blends genres and pulls from a rich pool of classics, most notably Star Trek.

So, with high expectations, is The Orville season 3 release date confirmed?

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The Orville: Season 3 release date confirmed?

  • Although a season 3 release date for The Orville is yet to be confirmed, the cast has voiced hopes for an October 2021 premiere.

This is highlighted by The Orville Fandom. However, when new episodes do reach fans, it won’t be courtesy of Fox. Season 3 is set to premiere on Hulu and is now moving forward as a Hulu original. Both Fox and Hulu are owned by Disney.

Production began some time ago, so an October premiere is certainly likely. However, filming has been delayed numerous times since it began.

CinemaBlend reported in January that production had ceased yet again after filming was delayed previously on a number of separate occasions. Nevertheless, they anticipated that the cast and crew could resume in just one week, so the obstacle wasn’t a significant disruption.

Why did The Orville move to Hulu?

Back when season 3 was delayed in 2019, Seth MacFarlane offered the following statement: “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 start of my career, and Fox Broadcasting Company, now Fox Entertainment, which has been my broadcast home for over 20 years.”

However, he included that the increasingly high production value of the show ushered in new challenges:

“But as the show has evolved and become more ambitious production-wise, I determined that I would not be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be challenging for the network. So we began to discuss how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the show.”

This facilitated the move to Hulu, and executive producer and writer David Goodman has clarified that the move “hasn’t changed” anything, but rather, “what being on Hulu does is allows more freedom… It allows us to leave some stuff in that we would have had to cut if we were on a network.”

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