The highly anticipated third season of The Orville is just weeks away from its debut in Hulu’s new home, and the newly released trailer shows that the three-year wait will certainly have been worth it for fans of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series. The series has been stalled due to the Covid pandemic and has been a long time coming, and while filming has been completed for a while, it’s clear from the trailer that there has been a lot of post-production and special effects work. completed.
The Orville: New Horizons see Seth MacFarlane back as Captain Ed Mercer, commander of The Orville on a new mission set 400 years in the future, and see the return of series regulars Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee , Mark Jackson , Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters. The official synopsis of the new series reads:
“Set 400 years in the future, the Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the USS Orville continuing their exploration mission, navigating both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.”
Although it took a long time to get The Orville Back on screens, Seth MacFarlane has been determined from the outset to make sure the series was not forgotten or lost after the Disney/Fox merger. He previously said:
“All I can say is we’re working on it. We’re working very hard. We’ve been touched by this like everyone else, but we’re working on it. We’ll be back soon, folks. A lot of speculation has happened online: will the show come back.” “The show is still a huge priority for me and for the cast and everyone else. We have one more season to finish and we are going to finish it. For a show with a lot of prosthetic makeup that requires close contact, a lot of background performers “It’s a big job and you want to make sure you’re doing it in a way that keeps everyone safe. Once we get those protocols out, we’ll start over and you’ll get more Orville.”
Seth MacFarlane Is Bringing Ted Back In A New TV Show Soon
While The Orville‘s future after the new season is unknown, Seth MacFarlane will also bring his movie franchise Ted to the small screen in a new series, in which he will return as the voice of the foul-mouthed teddy bear.
Streaming on Peacock, the series will act as a prequel to the hit original film, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. While none of the original cast will return for the show, which is set in the early 1990s, the series allows MacFarlane to do what he loves most and bring a slew of nostalgic references into the mix as Ted tries to be a role model to his then 16-year-old owner, John, played by Max Burkholder. The series is due to be made into a film this year and is likely to appear sometime in 2023.
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