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Seth MacFarlane Isn't Afraid To Flip The Orville On Its Head
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for Season 3 of "The Orville."
Season 3 of "The Orville: New Horizons," which premiered in June 2022, continued the tradition of pushing narrative boundaries and expanding a rich world filled with possibilities. In recent interview, MacFarlane talked at length about the Season 3 finale and how it sets up the possibility to turn the show on its head in the near future.
"When we sat down to write Season 3, we didn't plan to upend all these alliances. That just kind of came about through a willingness to not be afraid of f***ing with our own universe and not being too precious about maintaining cemented consistency in the way that you sometimes feel like you have to do with episodic television,” MacFarlane confessed.
While Season 4 could potentially flesh out unresolved plotlines in bold ways, MacFarlane’s aim to "completely flip everything" does not stem from the need to inject shock value just for the sake of it. The series creator, in fact, emphasizes the importance of maintaining "the soul of what [the] show is" despite experimenting with its established canon.”