‘The Orville’ Season 4 Renewal Chances: Disney+ Viewing Could Help
The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane reckons that the space adventure series’ chances for a Season 4 renewal are currently “50-50” — but a new development has the potential, at least, to nudge the numbers in the right direction.
Season 3 was greenlit by Fox weeks back in May 2019; weeks later, it was announced that the series was relocating to Hulu, with an eye on a “late 2020” return date. COVID-related days famously resulted in filming not wrapping until August 2021, shortly after which the cast’s contract options expired.
Meaning, if Hulu (or anyone) were to want a Season 4, among other things the cast would need to be regrouped and (hopefully) re-signed.
“There’s some trickiness” involved in that, MacFarlane admitted to TVLine in a Saturday afternoon phone call. “But, …
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