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Orville: New Horizons trailer leads intrepid crew into unexplored time and space

Hope is on the horizon — “Exploration always carries risk. I say we risk it.” Jennifer Ouellette – May 13, 2022 3:06 am UTC Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series The Orville: New Horizons returns exclusively as a Hulu original series.We here at Ars have sorely missed the intrepid crew of the USS Orville. Production…

There is hope.

“Exploration always carries risk. It is a risk we take. “


Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series The Orville: New Horizons returns exclusively as a Hulu original series.

We here at Ars have sorely missed the intrepid crew of the USS Orville. Production on the third season of The Orville abruptly halted in March 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the series is finally coming back with a new home on Hulu, a new name (The Orville: New Horizons), and an entertaining new trailer rife with all the space-based action and buoyant good humor in the face of danger that we’ve come to expect from this sci-fi series.

(Spoilers for prior seasons of The Orville below. )

As I’ve written previously, the series is set aboard the USS Orville (ECV-197), an exploratory spaceship in the service of a 25th-century interstellar alliance known as the Planetary Union. Series creator and star Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), who plays Capt. Ed Mercer, was a huge fan of Star Trek growing up, particularly The Next Generation, so it’s not surprising that The Orville has embraced a similar sensibility. As I wrote in my S2 review, “This is a smart series that combines humor and witty dialogue with cutting-edge science, ethical musings, the occasional literary reference, and genuine heart. “

The first season introduced us to the characters and their fictional world while developing the central relationships. With an emotionally charged and ambitious finale that spanned two episodes, the second season tested those relationships. In it, a new timeline was created in which the Kaylons had conquered half of the galaxy (and destroyed Earth). Two-parter reflected the old trope that changing an insignificant aspect of the larger scheme of things can have profound consequences. This was the case with Ed and Kelly Grayson (Adrienne Palaicki), who were going on their first date. The Orville was destroyed in the process of trying to restore the original timeline, but we had no idea whether that effort was successful.

There will be 11 episodes in the third season, two fewer than for prior seasons, but each episode will be 12 to 15 minutes longer. The cast is back, and Anne Winters will be playing Ensign Charly Burke, the navigator, in the third season. S3 also marks one of the final roles of Norm Macdonald, who voiced Lt Yaphit, the gelatinous, shapeshifting engineer; Macdonald died last fall after a long battle with cancer.

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Enlarge / Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrienne Palicki) on the bridge of the USS Orville.

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Per the official premise: “Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the USS Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.” Hulu dropped the first few minutes

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