The return of The Orville is just around the corner after a nearly 3 year hiatus. The Galaxy Quest-esque sci-fi comedy will make its Hulu debut on March 10, 2022, under its new title, The Orville: New Horizons. The new first-look image gives fans a glimpse of a few familiar faces, as well as some new ones.
In the teaser image, we see the bridge crew of the Orville, along with some decorated officers. In the captain’s chair is Captain Ed Mercer, played by series creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and on his second in command, Commander Kelly Grayson, who also happens to be his ex-wife, is played by Adrianne Palickic. The two protagonists have an on-again, off-again, off-again,-on-again,-on-again,-on-the-fly-on-again-on-the-fly-back-to-season.
To MacFarlane’s right, fans will recognize it Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic) as Admiral Halsey and a few new characters, President Alcuzan played by Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) and Senator Balask played by the late Lisa Banes (gone girl, Nashville) who passed away earlier this year. In front, Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, played by Scott Grimes sits with newcomer Ensign Charly Burke played by 13 reasons why actress Anne Winters. The series also has stars Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr, and the late Norm Macdonald who also passed away earlier this year. the 100‘s Eliza Taylor will also appear in the new season.
The Orville: New Horizons will span 10 episodes and push the crew of the Orville further than ever before as they continue to explore the galaxy and navigate “both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships,” according to the official synopsis for Season 3 The show’s move to Hulu was announced in July 2019, but the arrival of The OrvilleThe third season was postponed several times due to movie complications related to the pandemic.
Jordan Helman, head of original scripts at Hulu, has also mentioned the possibility of a fourth season, despite the show’s unusually long hiatus. Hulu released a teaser trailer earlier this year that features audio from the new season from familiar voices, hints at longer missions for the Orville crew, interpersonal drama among the crew, and intense encounters with new aliens.
The Orville: New Horizons returns on Thursday, March 10, 2022, with weekly episodes available exclusively on Hulu. Check out the image below:
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