The Orville: New Horizons — Season 3 – Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series “The Orville” returns exclusively as a Hulu original series. Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville: New Horizons” finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships. The ensemble cast includes MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters. “The Orville: New Horizons” is produced by 20th Television and Fuzzy Door. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, Jason Clark and Howard Griffith serve as executive producers. President Alcuzan (Bruce Boxleitner), Lt. Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes), Speria Balask (Lisa Banes), Admiral Halsey (Victor Garber), Charly Burke (Anne Winters), Capt. Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) and Isaac (Mark Jackson), shown. (Photo by: Michael Desmondl/Hulu)
The executive producers Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar, and David Goodman were grateful that Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville is back after nearly three years of hiatus in its new streaming format for season three as The Orville: New Horizons.
Taking advantage of the long pause, the beloved television series for its first two seasons will feel a bit different with a new starship bridge and storytelling techniques.
Most of the ensemble cast from the television series return, including Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, and Jessica Szohr. Anne Winters plays the new character for the upcoming season as Ensign Charly Burke.
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Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series The Orville returns exclusively as a Hulu original series. Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continues their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke to the executive producers Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar, and David Goodman on the upcoming third season. We talked about the changes on the show with the set, the costumes, and even more serious storytelling techniques.
Brannon Braga produced music videos until he joined the writing staff of season four of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He became an executive producer on several Fox shows, including 24 and Terra Nova. On the film side, his credits included Mission: Impossible 2, Star Trek Generations, and Star Trek: First Contact. He was an executive producer of the re-launch of Carl Sagan’s mini-series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey won a Peabody Award, Critics Choice Award, and Producers Guild Award. Also, he served as the co-creator, writer, and executive producer of WGN’s Salem.
Jon Cassar is best known for producing and directing the first seven seasons of 24, in which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. In 2011, he produced and directed the Canadian-American series The Kennedys, for which he won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Director—Television Film.
David Goodman started his career as a writer for The Golden Girls. He was a notable writer for Futurama, in which he wrote the Star Trek parody episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before.” Other credits included Star Trek: Enterprise, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Fred: The Movie, and its sequel Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred.
The Orville: New Horizons streams on Hulu this Thursday, May 2.
Watch the exclusive interview with executive producers Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar, and David Goodman below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Hulu