Back in July of last year, it was announced that Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville would be making the switch from Fox to Hulu for its third season, although more than a year later we’re yet to hear any kind of update on the future adventures of Captain Ed Mercer and the crew of the USS Orville.
MacFarlane certainly has a lot on his plate at the moment; on top of his commitments to the animated series Family Guy and American Dad!, MacFarlane signed a bumper $200 million multi-year deal with NBCUniversal earlier this year, prompting rumours that he may be turning his attention away from The Orville in favour of new projects.
However, it seems the third season remains on the cards (for the time being, at least), with MacFarlane reassuring fans of the sci-fi comedy series on Instagram that: “We are working on it. We’re working on it very hard, we got hit by this just like everyone else but we’re working on it.”
Season three of The Orville is planned to run for eleven episodes, with each lasting around an hour apiece now that the show is free of Fox’s 42-minute network standard.