It’s been a while since The Orville fans got excited about a new season of the Star Trek-inspired series. The first two seasons of the sci-fi comedy ran from 2017 to 2019 on the US broadcaster FOX and found their TV home in Germany on ProSieben. But since the last episode «The Orville» premiered almost exactly three years ago (April 25, 2019), fans of the series created by «Family Guy» creator Seth MacFarlane have had to be patient. Now the comedy is returning under a new name : Season 3 is called «The Orville: New Horizons» and will soon be running on Disney+ in Germany.
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This is The Orville
«The Orville» is a homage to «Star Trek», but also likes to poke fun at the conventions of the sci-fi cult series and develops its own identity as a comedy, even if the setting and costumes of the characters are very similar . The series takes place in the 25th century. Humanity has evolved, interstellar travel is possible, and Earth is in a peaceful alliance with numerous other planets and species.
Ed Mercer ( Seth MacFarlane ) has been given command of the USS Orville, but unfortunately his recently divorced ex-wife, Kelly ( Adrianne Palicki ), is assigned to be his first officer. To top it all off, his crew is a motley bunch of chaotic people and so Ed has to deal with a lot of interpersonal turbulence on board his spaceship.
These two changes bring «The Orville: New Horizons»
So far, the episodes of «The Orville» have always been about 45 minutes long. But with «New Horizons» the duration of the episodes should be extended to 60 minutes . But that’s not the only change.
Because while the first two seasons premiered on ProSieben, season 3 will now make its debut on Disney+ for the first time . It is not yet known whether the series will also be shown on TV at a later date.
There is no German Disney + date for «The Orville: New Horizons» yet. In the US, Season 3 starts on June 2, 2022 on the streaming service Hulu. It remains to be seen whether the German launch in the case of “The Orville” will happen at the same time as the US launch or whether we will have to wait a few weeks or months longer. This differs from case to case.
There is already a first teaser for Season 3:
The Orville — Season 3 Teasers (2) OV