The tribute of Seth MacFarlane to Star Trek, L & # 39; Orville, will make the traditional television jump to Hulu next year. MacFarlane made the announcement last night in San Diego Comic-Con, and said that the third season of the series would not arrive until 2020.
The show takes place in four centuries and follows Captain Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane) while he heads the USS Orville of the Global Union, while they explore new planets and undertake diplomatic missions.
Fox renewed the series in may, and MacFarlane noted that the show had "evolved and became more ambitious in terms of production", which had resulted in a delay in production. The transition from television to Hulu comes shortly after Disney closed on his purchase 21st Century Fox earlier this year, giving Disney control over its vast content. And after Comcast sold his 33 percent stake in HuluDisney is also the owner.
Hulu will live alongside other streaming services from Disney, Disney + and ESPN, and Disney has indicated that it will continue to invest in original content for the platform. L & # 39; orville It's like the kind of show that Disney would send to Hulu, as opposed to The more family-friendly approach of Disney + – It's an irreverent series and slightly more adult-oriented. Disney has also previously said that Fox will continue to make R-rated movies.