Star Trek stories boldly go where no one else has gone before. Now, as it turns out, The Orville is going to take a page out of Trek’s book by shifting gears and changing homes, moving from the Fox Broadcasting Network to Hulu in time for its third season.
The news broke at The Orville’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where creator and star Seth MacFarlane confirmed the move. That was quickly followed up by a press release that included more explanation from MacFarlane, where he stated:
Believe it or not, that sounds like an incredibly amicable split for all involved. The Orville has grown and evolved into a show that is much more than a weekly crank out, and Seth MacFarlane shouldn’t be forced to compromise his vision to catch up with a television’s production and release schedule.
Hulu, on the other hand, has the patience to drop full seasons of shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Path, Casual and The Orville, delivering the level of quality that a science-fiction show on the pedestal of The Orville can reach.
Craig Erwich, SVP of Content Development at Hulu, celebrated the acquisition of The Orville as a win for the show, the streaming service, and MacFarlane’s creative team.
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