- Oct 27, 2017
Every time I see this thread bumped I fear that an announcement of the show's cancellation is what did it so nice to see season 3 is happening.
I disagree with that. Compare the human dates a robot stories of TNG and Orville. Are they really the same story? Not even close and Orville has a completely different outcome.
And I like the way they handled the "fall in love with a VR woman" story beat as well.
The outcome was that his relationship with the humans is what made him change his mind, hardly new or original and they just completely ignored any fall out afterwords with the exception of some throw away line by the Dr. Yeah they changed it up but lead nowhere interesting (at least to me) Also they need to flesh out their other characters, enough Bortus and Moclans.
Y'know a story with their characters hooking up could be pretty good. It would give Ed/Kelly/Gordon quite a new dynamic.
Hard to say but it doesn't look good. The renewal notice for Orville came very late and it was on the border for being canceled if I'm remembering correctly. The move very likely could be to give it one more season. For those enjoying the show I hope it's a good one for you and maybe it does get picked up again.
They probably wouldn't have the balls to do that with the Simpsons, though. Or maybe Fox (the network) would never let them. I figured this was bound to happen, but I figured it wouldn't happen until Fox cancelled it.
Because despite those factors you can still make money by selling shows to broadcast/cable.