Orville Seasons 1-3 Coming to Disney+; Too early for news about Season 4

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Hulu and Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane‘s The Orville: New Horizons headed out with a full crew for day three of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022. We’re talking cast members Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jacksonand Chad L Coleman. And that’s not all, because executive producers David A Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Constantino were also on hand to talk about The Orville and preview upcoming episodes of Season 3.

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But the two biggest pieces of news to come out of the panel were the announcement that the first three seasons will be coming to Disney+ next month. As for a fourth season, MacFarlane says it’s still early days and will depend on viewers and how well previous seasons (especially New Horizons) are doing by the time the decision is made.

Orville Seasons 1-3 Coming to Disney+;  Too early for news about Season 4
Image: Bleeding Cool
Orville Seasons 1-3 Coming to Disney+;  Too early for news about Season 4
Image: Bleeding Cool

Now here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what S04E07 “From Unknown Graves” had to offer:

When it comes to teasers, MacFarlane addressed the difficult balancing act of figuring out how much to release in a promo or teaser. “Tom Costantino puts these teasers together every week. The challenge is really how much to give away. Look, I’m someone who watches a show and doesn’t want to know anything about what I’m going to watch. When I see something like that like ‘Severance’ or ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ or any of the shows that I watch, I don’t want to know anything about what’s going to happen next week. I don’t want to read an episode synopsis. I don’t want to see a trailer. I want to be completely surprised. And so I tend to use that a little bit when deciding what to give away. That was a tough question because we really didn’t want to give anything away about Topa. We wanted people to come by surprise. We just felt that the viewing experience would be most fulfilling and satisfying if it was a total surprise,” explained MacFarlane.

“I don’t know if that was the right move or not. Maybe we tricked people into thinking they were getting Temple of Doom, but that’s exactly what we did. And it’s difficult because you want to give them something to show up for, but at the same time you want to make them… Look, we’re going through this right now. I’m looking at the trailer for next week’s show and trying to decide how much we want to give away, and if we are, are we holding back too much, or holding back too little?

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The Orville (Image: Hulu)

earlier this year, The Orville Fans were greeted with an early look at Capt. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (Adrian Palicki), Lieutenant Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes) and Admiral Halsey (Victor Garber) in her welcome return. But that’s not all, looking at the season’s newest cast member Anne Winters as well as Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) and late Lisa Banes (Royal Pains, Nashville) with guest appearances as President Alcuzan & Senator Balask. The season also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (as Dr Claire Finn), Peter Macon (as Lt.Cmdr. Bortus), J Lee (as Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr), Mark Jackson (Isaac), Chad L Coleman (Klyden) and Jessica Szohr (Lieutenant Talla Keyali). Also the delay Norm McDonald will hear again as Gelatine Lieutenant Yaphit Elizabeth Taylor (The 100th) guest role.

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