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The Orville leaves FOX and heads to Hulu for Season 3

July 23rd, 2019 by Marc Comments

The Orville Leaves Fox And Heads To Hulu For Season 3



It seems that the series, which was at home on FOX is now set for Hulu for its return next year.

Creator and star Seth McFarlane had this to say on the move: “The Orville has been a labor 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.


“My friends at the network understood what I was trying to do with this series, and they’ve done a spectacular job of marketing, launching, and programming it for these past two seasons. 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. It’s exactly this kind of willingness to accommodate a show’s creative needs that are made me want to stick around for so long. I am hugely indebted to Charlie Collier and FOX Entertainment for their generosity and look forward to developing future projects there. And to my new friends at Hulu, I look forward to our new partnership exploring the galaxy together.”

Personally, I don’t care where I watch the show so long as it keeps up its steady rhythm of getting better and better; I’m just glad the show has found a new home and McFarlane’s Mercer and his crew are coming back for more… I think I wasn’t alone in worrying with the FOX/Disney merger that we’d lost The Orville season 3, thankfully we haven’t and a new home is a small price to pay.


If you want to watch a series that will keep you on the edge of your seats, The Orville is an excellent option. Unlike other series, The Orville is a mixture of a lot of things – it’s a series that uses science, comedy, and drama in the storyline. The Orville is inspired by other related series such as Next Generation and Star Trek.

Although this season has stirred controversy after the first season, more and more people have started showing appreciation during its second season. A lot of viewers and media critics had a change of heart when the second season of this series was released.

The series welcomed a lot of guest stars throughout its run. If you want to catch up with the series, be prepared to catch the performance of Rob Lowe, Brian George, Holland Taylor, and Jonathan Adams. Robert Knepper and Liam Neeson also played some parts during the second season of The Orville. Charlize Theron, Brian Thompson, and Bruce Willis also joined some of the stars of the Orville during their first and second seasons.

The guest stars who played roles in The Orville is enough reason for you to binge the season, but if you’re not satisfied yet, the names of the main cast might finally convince you to watch. If you haven’t watched the series in the past, here are some characters to expect:

  • Captain Ed Mercer – the captain or commanding officer of the Orville (ship).
  • Commander Kelly Grayson – plays as the first officer of the Orville and the ex-wife of Captain Ed Mercer.
  • Doctor Claire Finn – one of the chief medical officers of the Orville and always exhibits her expertise in molecular surgery and DNA engineering in the series.
  • Lieutenant Gordon Malloy – Mercer’s best friend and is known for his character to have limited intelligence.



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….