The Orville's Scott Grimes says the series is "not dead in any way."


It's been almost two years since the season three finale of The Orville: New Horizons aired on Hulu. Fans have been asking for an update on a potential season four renewal since then. And they continue to ask. There have been both positive and negative responses, but series creator, Seth MacFarlane, has remained optimistic and has not counted the series out just yet. Neither has co-star Scott Grimes.

Grimes, who plays Lt. Gordan Malloy, as reported by Geekyrant, confirmed that the series was still being discussed, adding that "it's not dead in any sort of way whatsoever." With MacFarlane saying there would be more of The Orville, we began wondering if more could mean other media like comic books, but Grimes goes on to talk about "building the stuff again." That clearly points to more episodes coming.

"“I do know that we are still talking about it. It’s not dead in any sort of way whatsoever. It’s just about when, where and how and building the stuff again. I’m excited because it’s one of the greatest things to work on. So I just have my fingers crossed. And I know Seth wants to do it and that usually holds a lot of power. And I hope he gets to because it’s one of his babies that he just loves and it’s a blast to work on.”"

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Though almost two years have passed, every The Orville fan is more than willing to rewatch all three seasons to refresh memories if the series gets picked up for a fourth season. There has been much displeasure shared on social media about the amount of time it's taking for a decision to be made; however, the fact that MacFarlane remains committed to the series and Grimes confirming that it isn't dead yet is a very good sign.

Some might think it's been too long, and the series shouldn't return, but The Orville has a massive amount of fans who vehemently disagree. There are plenty of stories left to tell, and though season three ended on a positive note that could technically be a series finale, there were many threads left dangling, especially where it concerns Captain Mercer (MacFarlane) and his daughter. So we'll keep our fingers crossed right along with Scott Grimes.

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