Beginning next month, Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi smash-hit The Orville will begin a slow departure from its current home on Hulu, and chart a new course to its sister streaming service Disney+.
The announcement was made Saturday via a post on Disney Plus’ official Twitter account.
The series originally premiered on Fox in 2017. After being one of the few Fox shows to survive the Disney merger, it was decided that future episodes would air exclusively on Hulu. The third season premiered June 2nd on Hulu. Its finale airs August 4th, meaning that fans will only have 6 days to see the show before it swaps services.
Though it’s unclear if the series will return for a fourth season, it would be reasonable to assume that Disney+ will be the show’s home for the foreseeable future.
A love letter to the sci-fi genre and the Star Trek franchise, The Orville revolves around Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane) and his intergalactic travels. An officer in the Planetary Union’s line of exploratory space vessels in the 25th century, each episode sees him and the crew of his ship, The Orville, as they embark on various adventures across the cosmos.
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