Renewed or Cancelled – Will there be a Season 4 of The Orville?

July 29, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 15
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This article discusses the potential of The Orville Season 4 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain minor spoilers.

Seth MacFarlane’s loving homage to classic Star Trek has enjoyed a pretty tumultuous life cycle so far, having been sidelined by Covid, moved to Hulu, picked up a subtitle, and had to endure a pretty long wait between seasons that might have turned some of the fanbase away. But the loyal viewers are more adamant than ever that The Orville: New Horizons has plenty to offer, and the buzz for a fourth season has been consistent even since the debut of the third. Things are a little up in the air right now, here’s everything we know all the same.

Renewed or Cancelled – Will there be a Season 4 of The Orville?

Status: TBC

At the time of writing things are, as mentioned above, a little up in the air.

For a start, the cast’s contracts have expired and many have moved on to alternative projects. And there hasn’t been any official confirmation from Hulu so far that there are any further adventures planned in the Orville’s immediate future.

However, there hasn’t even an official cancellation either. As always, these decisions are driven by viewership and moolah, and The Orville has one of the more vocal and passionate fanbases in all of television. Nobody has been shy about the desire for another season all throughout this one, which seems to have been of unusually high quality, and if the audience is there, it’s a pretty safe bet that Disney/Hulu will try and sell something to it.

So, without official word, all we have to go on is an estimate. However, I strongly suspect we’ll see confirmation of The Orville Season 4 sooner rather than later. But the question is will it have a new subtitle, or will it be New Horizons Season 2? That’s when things will get a little confusing.

What is The Orville?

Per the show’s own Wiki:

The Orville is an American television series produced by 20th Television and currently airing on the streaming service Hulu, having previously aired its first two seasons on FOX. It follows the adventures of Captain Ed Mercer and the crew of the USS Orville as they explore space, battle enemies, and deal with their personal lives.