The Orville Season 4: Creator MacFarlane Showed is Waiting for the Series to be Greenlit



The Orville has brought back the attention of the people from the worldwide audience. Popular series has been termed as one of the best science fiction shows on TV in recent times. you already know that people love to watch Sci-fi and it is quite relevant to the success of shows like InvasionSeverance, and Westworld.

With the TV shows allowing big-budget series to be launched, The Orville gets a chance to showcase itself among the people.  The show has officially released its three Seasons while the latest season of the show is titled New Horizon, allowing the people to see what the creators are planning to do with the show.

With the title of the third season coming out, much curiosity has also revolved among the viewers. In today’s article, we will be going to talk about all of this.


Created by Sethh MacFarlane
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 36
Network Fox (S1–2)

Hulu (S3)

Release September 10, 2017 –August 4, 2022

The Orville Season 4 Potential Release Date: When it is coming out?

With a long confusion going around,  the officials have not yet confirmed anything regarding the future potential of the show. The creators have not announced season 4 but according to creator Seth MacFarlane, there’s a 50:50 chance for the fourth part. 

In an interview with TVLine, he said, “I hope that when the show drops on Disney+, the people who haven’t yet discovered it will suddenly give it a chance. That’s a potential game changer for us.”

According to MacFarlane and his team, they are already on standby, ready to get back to shooting as soon as they are given the green light.

The show’s creator told The Hollywood Reporter: “I would love [a season four]. I know the entire cast is hoping for it. It’s a big question mark for a lot of reasons. It’s not an inexpensive show to produce. It requires an ambitious budget. But the flip side of that is, it’s no more ambitious than half the other streaming shows on television.”

He added: “It is going to depend on audience response, on whether the show gets discovered. I still think there are a lot of people who just don’t know that we’re out there and don’t quite know what we are and when people sit down and watch the show, they’re almost always surprised, and it almost always upends their expectations probably because it’s me.

“Probably because most of what I’ve done in the past has been very different, but it’s dependent on audience response.

“At the end of the day, it’s a business. It’s dependent on whether we’re worth something to Disney and to the platform that we’re on.”

This means there are still very many chances for the fourth installment to be released. viewers can expect the series to be out in late 2024. 

The Orville Season 4 Cast updates: What to Expect with it?

Talking about the fourth season, take a look at the cast of the series and see who is going to jump on the board for season 4.

  • Seth MacFarlane as Captain Edward ‘Ed’ Mercer
    • Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson
    • Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr Claire Finn
    • Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy
    • Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus
    • J Lee as Lieutenant Commander John LaMarr
    • Mark Jackson as Isaac
    • Jessica Szohr as Lieutenant Commander Talla Keyali
    • Giorgia Whigham as Lysella

In the third season, we watched how Ensign Charly Burke, played by Anne Winters sacrificed her life to save Kaylon emissary Isaac. That’s why she won’t be returning to the show.

During an interview with TVLine, MacFarlane revealed about the death by saying,

“Part of the thing that maybe makes it feel [like it happened] a little bit quickly — and it’s one of the reasons I wrote the novella — is there was another episode that was supposed to be in between Midnight Blue and Domino.

“We were all at a point where we just wanted to get this f**king thing on the air,” he continued. “We would all joke, ‘Are we just going to be making this show for the rest of our lives and it will never go out on the air?'”

“We were out of gas,” he added, “and the prospect of shooting another episode — particularly one as ambitious as Sympathy for the Devil (now a novella)… we just didn’t have anything left.”

The Orville Season 4 Plot News: What to Expect with it?

In an interview, creator Seth MacFarlane explained about the plot by saying, “When people do give it a chance and sit down to watch the show, they’re almost invariably surprised and caught off-guard. ‘Oh, wow, this is completely the opposite of what I thought it was going to be… in a good way!'” he said. “And I think if we can get enough of those folks giving us a chance, the rewards will be in the form of a season four and perhaps beyond.

“So it’s really in the hands of the audience,” MacFarlane continued. “Because it is a business. The show is expensive to produce, it needs to justify its existence with audience enthusiasm and viewership. So hopefully Disney+ will give us that chance.”

“We’re thinking about hiring Scott Grimes on the show,” he joked about the fact that the actor appears in both series. “Mike Henry, who’s on that show, is a recurring character on our show.”

“I’m not necessarily looking to do that,” Weitzman added. “It’s kind of whatever works. We won’t look for that, but if it works it works.”

The Orville Season 4 Official Trailer Revealed!

As of now, we don’t have any official trailer for season 4 of the series. However, the show has revealed some new footage for people to watch.  You can watch the official trailer of season one and see what the show is all about.

Where to watch the show?

If you wish to watch the series it is officially available on Hulu for the audience to stream. The platform offers amazing shows and movies however one needs to take a subscription to the online platform.

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What are the ratings of the show?

Let’s take a look at the online rating of the show

  • 8/10 IMDb
  • 77% Rotten Tomatoes
  • 3/5 Common Sense Media

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Final Verdict

Being a third season the show grabs the attention of the people because of various reasons and one of them is definitely about the future potential of the show. Fans are wondering whether there will be another season of the show in the future or not.

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