Though The Orville still hasn’t been renewed, all hope isn’t lost.
On the heels of the recent bit of positive information from Chad Coleman about the talks still being underway regarding a possible The Orville renewal, creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to offer even more hope.
A clearly frustrated fan asked how many times the series was going to have to trend on Twitter before it was renewed for a season 4. (A question we’ve all been asking!} And MacFarlane tweeted a reply that sheds a beam of light, even if it is still a narrow one.
Seth MacFarlane’s optimism is a reason for The Orville fans to keep holding onto the hope for a season 4 renewal.
Last year, MacFarlane set the odds of renewal at 50/50 [via Comicbook], but that was before the series made its way to Disney+ and reached an entire new set of fans. But even the extra sets of eyes might not be enough to encourage Disney+ to renew the series given its expense to produce it. As MacFarlane said, the series has “an ambitious budget.” He did go on to say it’s no more ambitious than half the other streaming shows on television.
Season three of the series did seem to be its most ambitious, and it showed in the quality of the episodes, with each one almost like a mini-movie. Though the cost to produce the show isn’t something we fans are privy to, we do know that high-quality means high dollars. Does that mean the series could be renewed with a curtailed budget? That’s probably one of the things going on in the talks Chad Coleman mentioned.
As much as we want a season four renewal, we’re not the ones counting the pennies. So all we can do is keep our fingers crossed and hope those talks bear fruit!