Seth MacFarlane, the show’s creator, and star went to Twitter to inform that Hulu has set a new release date for Season 3 of 20th Television’s long-in-development The Orville. The Orville: New Horizons has been moved back two months from its original March 2022 launch date, and will now air on June 2, three years after the sci-fi dramedy’s 14-episode second season ended.
In addition, the streamer has released a fresh new sneak peek trailer from the third season, which gives viewers a look at the first four minutes of the show’s opening sequence.
“Thank you for bearing with us while we handled the production problems brought on by the continuing COVID-19 outbreak,” MacFarlane said in a statement. “As is customary in the ever-changing television scheduling environment, our program has been moved, which means the wait will be a little longer, and we’re now prepping for a June 2nd premiere on Hulu.” We’ve always promised you a television experience worth the wait, and we’re not going back on our word. We understand your dissatisfaction with more delays, so we’d like to offer you a taste of what’s to come. Here’s a look at the opening few minutes of our season premiere, as well as our new main title!”
Seth MacFarlane wrote and developed The Orville: New Horizons. Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr, and Anne Winters feature in the film.
“Set 400 years in the future,” the logline begins, “the series sees the crew of the USS Orville continuing their mission of discovery, as they negotiate both the wonders of the cosmos and the intricacies of their own interpersonal relationships.”
The sitcom is co-produced by Fuzzy Door and 20th Television. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, Jason Clark, and Howard Griffith serve as executive producers. It aired on Fox for the first two seasons before being picked up by Hulu for a third season in 2019.