The third season of The Orville titled The Orville: New Horizons, debuted on Hulu on 2nd June. Almost a month has passed, and fans can’t help but ask about the 4th season. Which brings us to our next most searched question; when will The Orville Season 4 be released? And what will happen in it? To find out, continue reading the article!
Will The Orville return for the 4th time?
There was a significant three years gap between the second and third season which must have caused damage to the series as the ratings can go down. So, this does not look good for the future of the show. However, the officials have not canceled the series. Neither have they renewed it. So, we are in a gray zone.
David A. Goodman said in an interview that the series’ fate lies in the hands of the fans. If the audience shows up for the third season, they can expect more show installments. So, even though we do not have a definite answer, we have an idea that the 4th season will only happen if the third season does well in terms of ratings and viewership. The show suffered multiple delays but was finally made out of the hiatus. And as the third season is quite powerful, we are sure that the force will pull the audience in!
However, the cast was released from their contracts in August (according to the official reports). Hence they are not obligated to return for a 4th season! Besides this, MacFarlane, who created the series, has other big projects lined up for him. So, if the story is to be continued after the third season, the cast will have to renew their contracts. And the finale of the third season did not show a definite ending. The door is wide open for MacFarlane to revisit the series.
When will The Orville’s 4th season release?
As mentioned earlier, the series creators have not renewed the show for a 4th season. Hence there is no confirmed release date for The Orville Season 4. The renewal’s decision is still high up in the air as Hulu does not share the viewership with the general audience; it is hard to predict how good the show did with the third season. So, who knows how long the 4th season could take for its production to begin?
The third season took unusually long because of the pandemic and all its restrictions. Hence it won’t be a fair comparison if we consider the third season.
Who will feature in the 4th season of The Orville?
As you already know, the cast was released from their contracts. So it entirely depends on whether they want to come back to the show. But considering that the majority of cast members decide to return, expect the following to feature in The Orville Season 4; Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer, Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson, Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn, Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus, Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan, J. Lee as Lieutenant John LaMarr, Mark Jackson as Isaac, Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Jessica Szohr as Lieutenant Tala Keyali, and Anne Winters as Charlie Burke.
But keep in mind that the aforementioned actors are not indeed returning. Other than this, there might be a few more characters in the 4th season. To be on the safe side, it is better to wait for the series creator to announce such details.
What will happen in The Orville’s 4th season?
The third season’s finale, thankfully, did not wrap up the story. This means there is still some room left for more events to follow. However, due to lack of information, it is pretty difficult for us to predict what could happen in The Orville Season 4.
Is there a trailer for The Orville Season 4?
Unfortunately, there is no trailer or any footage for the 4th season of The Orville. And as its future is still uncertain, who knows how long the trailer will take to release? However, you can now stream the first three seasons of The Orville on Hulu!
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