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Why Disney Decided The Orville Needed A Subtitle For Season 3
By SARAH MUSNICKY
After its second season wrapped back in April 2019, fans had to wait a long time before “The Orville” Season 3 dropped after the show’s move from FOX to Hulu and the pandemic stalled its release. When the series did return back in June, the sci-fi comedy got a subtitle added to the show's name, which was entirely Disney's idea.
Adding a subtitle isn’t uncommon, but it's often done to indicate the next installment or a transition — a rarity for shows that are still ongoing. However, Seth MacFarlane, creator of “The Orville” revealed in a recent interview that he thought the subtitle addition was a good idea.
“I thought it was kind of cool because it's not a reboot, but it was just enough to tell the audience that we're expanding a little bit,” MacFarlane explained. Though it might not seem like a huge difference, the show’s new full title, "The Orville: New Horizons," serves as a transitional tool to guide fans from its former home at FOX to its new home at Hulu, marking a whole new era for the show.