All three seasons of The Orville will be arriving on Disney+ soon. Created by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, The Orville premiered on Fox in September 2017 and was both an homage to and a parody of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The series stars MacFarlane alongside an ensemble cast including Adriananne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Penny Jonhson Jerald (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Scott Grimes (American Dad).
The series ran for two seasons on Fox and season 3 moved to Hulu where it premiered on June 2, 2022, under the title The Orville: New Horizons. While there was a three-year wait between season 2 and season 3 of The Orville, much like the series it is riffing on, the show gained a passionate and loyal fanbase. There presently has been no word on if The Orville will return for season 4, but the newest development suggests Fox and parent company Disney has big plans for the series.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, during the panel for The Orville, MacFarlane revealed that all three seasons of the show would be arriving on Disney+ on August 10. This follows the season finale of The Orville season 3, which is set to air on August 4. The series will continue to stream on Hulu, which is also owned by Disney. Disney+ released a video with MacFarlane announcing the news which can be watched below:
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Disney+ has been adding a lot more material from Hulu, ABC, and Fox to the streaming service. The network added Black-ish and The Wonder Years earlier this year, as well as bringing in the various Marvel series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones that originated on Netflix. Love, Victor was originally developed for Disney+ before being moved over to Hulu. But now the series finally became available to stream on Disney+ with the premiere of season 3 with both additional seasons added as well. The Orville is just one of many examples of ways Disney+ is expanding the type of material on its platform as well as engaging with a wider audience.
The Orville isn’t the only high-profile project being added to Disney+ in August. The Orville will arrive on the streamer the week after the Pixar film Lightyear arrives on August 3. The Orville will also be added the same day as the short series I Am Groot, and a week before the Disney+ debut of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law on August 17. While The Orville is a parody of Star Trek, at the end of August, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, Andor, will be added to Disney+ on August 31, meaning audiences can get two different flavors of science fiction that month.