Wednesday, December 1, 2021

‘The Orville’ Will Return for Third Season

Fans of the quirky space dramedy The Orville are excited to learn that the show will return for a third season! Creator Seth MacFarlane took to twitter to er, celebrate?


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(He’s joking folks. He’s thrilled!)

The show, which seemed at times to have some trouble finding a foothold between comedy and sci-fi drama, found its sweet spot during the second season. They doubled down on exploring some more “timeless” sci-fi show tropes, and then promptly spun them on their head to explore a different part of the human condition. Fans of shows like Star Trek were treated to episodes like “All the World is a Birthday Cake” and “Lasting Impressions,” which seemed almost predictable until they absolutely weren’t, and it was a beautiful thing to watch.

MacFarlane and crew have a knack for paying homage to what we love about sci-fi, and then adding a fresh humorous spin. We can’t wait to see what the third season has in store!

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Becky joined the staff of Nerds and Beyond in 2018, but she's always been a nerd. From her first fandom to her current, her passion has always been writing and engaging with the media she consumes. When she's not writing, you can find her reading (everything in sight), traveling (the world, but mostly Texas), sewing (costumes and clothing), or just basking in the California sun she loves with her spouse and two cats, Gob and LooseSeal. Her superpowers include being an extroverted introvert, and keeping orchids alive (and killing every other type of plant). Find Becky on twitter at @hello_minky

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