In a post on Twitter, series star and executive producer Seth MacFarlane confirmed that filming for the latest episodes is done. This season has been in the works for years now but has faced frequent interruptions for various reasons. First, it had to adjust to making a move over to Hulu. It also incurred several other delays due to the onset of the global health crisis. This is not an easy show to make ever, let alone when you have to handle several safety regulations. With the amount of prosthetic work done for some of these characters, people inevitably will be in close contact with each other.
With season 3 filming none, things now transition over to the editing/post-production phases. This show has a ton of special effects, so don’t expect any good news to come out about a premiere date tomorrow. Earlier this month, Hulu executives confirmed that they don’t have a specific premiere date yet. We hope that it could be around either at the end of this year or in early 2022.
It’s worth noting that MacFarlane says at the end of his tweet, “I sincerely hope this is not the last time we all go to space.” Hopefully, that subsides some of the rumors that Seth would depart the show at the end of the season. We know that The Orville was a labor of love for him from the get-go, and this is a role that allows him to do a little bit of everything — show off his comedy chops, sure, but also be dramatic when the situation calls for it.
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