Finally, after receiving plenty of delays, The Orville Season 3 is back on track to begin its filming this month. However, such a delay has affected its scheduled timeline. Earlier, the filming for The Orville Season 3 started in October 2019. But, due to the health crisis, the filming has forced to shut down.
However, it’s unclear whether the ongoing pandemic can affect the storyline of the third season. Further, the cliffhanger ending has raised the stakes high as many fans are keenly waiting to know the last season’s end after effect.
The Orville serves as the crossover between Star Trek parody and homage. Created by Seth MacFarlane, follows a crew that went on an adventurous expenditure in outer space. However, after four hundred years in space, they met with some threatening situation, as they discovered the interstellar alliance of Earth and other planets. Initially, the series received a negative response. However, later it improved its flaws and quality.
When Filming For The Next Season Will Begin?
The Orville Season 3 began its production last year, soon after the second season wrapped up in spring 2019. However, the third season’s filming had been suspended due to the surge of COVID-19 in March. After then the filming of The Orville Season 3 stays up in the air, while many fans were guessing that The Orville Season 3 would begin its filming in the next season. But, soon in early November, the news came that the narrative team was looking to began filming soon. Still, the firm had to hold on to production again.
Recently, The Orville team confirmed that filming for the third season resumed on Friday. The team posted a snap on Twitter that uncovers that MacFarlane’s directing the current episode on which they are working. Well, in last season, he had also directed three episodes. Now, it seems that in the current season, he would follow the same.
And we’re back! Season 3 filming has officially started. #The Orville💫 pic.twitter.com/jkMx19WbiE— The Orville (@TheOrville) December 4, 2020
MacFarlane Explained The Delay In Filming
Lately, it revealed that The Orville Season 3 would begin filming in early December. Now, it looks that they have already gone through the health protocols. However, the third season will take some extra five to six months to complete their filming. But later, MacFarlane explained the delay in The Orville Season 3 filming.
He said that the series required multiple prosthetics that leads to close contact between the crew and the cast. So, before going through such things, he wanted to ensure whether they are safe to begin filming.
The Orville Season 3: Who Will Return?
As of now, fans can expect that the lead characters would reappear. These include Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer, Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus, and Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson. Along with Mark Jackson as Issac, Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan, Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn, and J. Lee as Lieutenant John LaMarr.
The Orville Season 3: When To Expect?
Earlier it was supposed that The Orville Season 3 would air this fall. However, the delay in the filming has shifted its premiere. Now, considering its filming schedule, we can expect that The Orville Season 3 would air sometime in late 2021 on Hulu.