Despite total silence from Hulu, Seth MacFarlane wants to assure fans that The Orville has not been canceled.
The Orville: New Horizons debuted on Hulu on June 2, 2022, and ever since then there has been near radio silence on any further installments. The only comment was made last January by Hulu originals chief Craig Erwich, who said, “It’s a great show and I know that the fans loved having it back in their lives. And Seth did a great job, uniquely as he can, in front of and behind the camera. But we don’t have anything to share.”
Adrianne Palicki, one of the original cast members, recently shared that she is “no longer” doing the series. She went on to add, “I think there’s talk that it could possibly be something that certain people want to do… but it’s a really difficult show to shoot.”
TVLine caught up with series creator Seth MacFarlane and fellow cast member Scott Grimes recently and asked them about the status. Grimes shared he was “optimistic,” but MacFarlane seemed to be a bit more realistic.
“All I can say is the same thing that Hulu said, which is the show is not dead. Nobody has told me that it’s dead from the network, so we’re proceeding under those auspices.”
MacFarlane and Grimes are currently promoting their upcoming Ted prequel series for Peacock.