The third season of The Orville is almost here, and in addition to a slightly new name (The Orville: New Horizons) and a sneak peek of what’s in store, Hulu has also released a shiny new trailer that reveals the crew of the U.S.S. Orville heading into uncharted parts of space.
As Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) says in the aforementioned trailer, may the Force be with them.
It’s been a long wait between Seasons Two and Three of The Orville, a Star Trek-like series created by MacFarlane (Family Guy). The show’s first two seasons first aired on Fox; after the Disney and 20th Century Studios merger it shifted over to Hulu in 2019. The pandemic delayed things even more, but after years the wait is almost over.
In the lead-up to the season’s premiere, the trailer also gives us a hint as to what the Orville crew will be facing. The video starts off with Captain Mercer quoting “Ozymandias” and moves on to the U.S.S. Orville getting attacked by the Kaylons, traveling into unknown space, and struggling to find a way to create peace (presumably with the Kaylons).
The trailer ends with one character saying, “definitely worth the wait,” a clear nod to fans about the long pause between seasons. We’ll get to find out soon if the wait was worth it.
In addition to MacFarlane, The Orville: New Horizons stars Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr, and Anne Winters. The show’s third season premieres on Hulu on June 2.