It’s been 17 months (… and it counts) since L’Orville aired its Season 2 finale, so fans are understandably anxious to know when they can expect more from the space adventure series.
Although the first two seasons aired on Fox, it was announced in July of latest year in which Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series would move to Hulu for season 3 – and these new episodes wouldn’t arrive until “late 2020”.
“As the series evolved and became more ambitious in terms of production, I decided that I wouldn’t be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be difficult for [Fox]MacFarlane explained at the time. “So we started discussing how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the series,” offering it to Hulu.
Nine months later, the coronavirus pandemic would strike, further delaying L’Orvillenext mission.
“All I can say is we’re working on it. We’re working really hard, ”MacFarlane said in an Instagram question-and-answer session (below) with actor Jessica Szohr, who plays Xelayan’s officer Talla Keyali. “We were touched by this [pandemic delay] like everyone else, but we’re working on it.
Szohr indicated that by the time the pandemic shut down production, “we were, like, pushing through the middle of the season, the scripts would snap, pedal, and then it was like, ‘Stop!
But even with a good chunk of the season to film, Macfarlane said, “We’ll be back soon, folks.
“There has been a lot of speculation online: will the show be back?” noted series creator and captain Ed Mercer’s portrait painter. “The show is always a huge priority for me and for the cast and everyone. We have a season to finish, and we are going to finish it ”, once the logistics for producing a show“ in this climate ”are defined.
“For a show with a lot of prosthetic makeup that requires close contact, a lot of background artists… that’s a big job, and you want to make sure you do it in a way that keeps everyone safe,” McFarlane explained. “Once these protocols are set, we’ll reboot and you’ll get more Orville.”
New on L’Orville Season 3 (besides Hulu, that is) will be ABC One-and-done’s Anne Winters great hotel, playing a character named Charly Burke.
MacFarlane discusses the state of L’Orville from 12h00: