Orville moved off Fox to Hulu

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Appears that with the Orville going bigger for season 3 and missing their expected debut date on Fox, the decision has been made to move the series to the streaming service Hulu for season 3. No idea if Hulu will also carry the previous seasons, or any more to follow. Don't expect to see more Orville until late 2020, if that soon.
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Dammit.
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Recent article stated that it could be 2021 before Orville will premiere on Hulu, due to the pandemic.

The further away the season 3 is moved, the more I wonder if it will ever appear.
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That is very sad news. It’s the Star Trek series we deserve, rather than the ones we’re getting.

Graham and I were debating including STP on the site before he became ill. If I can get the energy together then I may add it myself. I can’t vouch for the quality of the entries though.
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Just saw an interview with Seth and he stated that they were in middle of filming season 3 when all productions stopped due to CV19. Seems like it will return, eventually based on the interview.

I would imagine that forum members would be willing to submit STP entries, if that would help.
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It’s something I’m pondering. I think I’m a little dyslexic but I’m not bad at technical documents. We’ll see.
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A new interview with Seth yesterday with Jimmy Fallon. He talked about his animated shows, his executive producing of the latest 'Cosmos', his new album of vocal music, and as almost an off-side stated that Orville is "up in the air" and "we'll have to see". Previous interviews he spoke about being half way through filming season three, and now it's 'up in the air'.

Gotta wonder what's really going on over at Hulu, with regards to the show.
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It would be a great shame to see it go. I suspect it's down to filming difficulties with the pandemic.
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IanKennedy wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am It would be a great shame to see it go. I suspect it's down to filming difficulties with the pandemic.
I think so too.
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I wonder if the budget was vastly different with the move to Hulu...perhaps all the cgi they planned wasn't doable and now it is a scramble to make something work. 2020 will likely kill off or postpone lots of entertainment options.
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It doesn’t strike me as a high budget series.

Covid will screw with a lot of shows and movies.
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Orville actually struck me as one of those "we blew the budget on sets and cgi please excuse the use of clearly-rented sets. (like the pilot episode's university/whateverthatwas.)
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I am still bitter that this guy, Seth McFarlane, is an actual Trekkie, he is a successful executive producer in his own right, and he went to CBS with a Star Trek pitch, which they rejected but instead chose Alex Kurtzman's vision. The bitterness comes in that The Orville is clearly TNG in the way it tackles political-sociological issues, and that would have been Seth McFarlane's Star Trek. The Orville is the only spiritual successor to TNG/DS9/VOY.
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yeah, there's not much space-travel scifi and so little (aka, TNG and Orville AFAIK) of it is overall positive, the rest all grimdark in some way. Even Stargate, what with the Goauld, Replicators and then the Ori in SG-1, and Wraith, Replicators, Try-Hard Genii... Universe was just outright grimdark.

To Paraphrase Game of Thrones... Space is Dark and Full of Terrors. Find a Scifi story set in space that doesn't even dip their toes in the horror genre... and don't name Star Trek or Orville. I'll wait. No, not Firefly. Reavers, remember? No, not Battlestar Galactica - post-apocalyptic refugees fleeing an army that probably (later confirmed) had agents in hiding.

I had looked forward to a film called Sunshine (with that guy from peaky blinders and also the pilot was played by CHRIS EVANS) but the trailers I saw did NOT show it as a horror, yet guess what genre it was? (and therefore what happened to the first 'Icarus' ship, with the setting of the film being 'Icarus II'.
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