The Orville 3: A discarded episode becomes a novel written by Seth MacFarlane himself

In Italy, the third season is available, simultaneously with the United States, in streaming on Disney +.

The sci-fi comedy The Orville is also preparing to build its cross-platform universe. The creator and star of the science fiction series Seth MacFarlane has announced the imminent release (on July 19 ) of the digital novel The Orville: Sympathy for the Devil , a short story that was originally intended to be one of the episodes of the third season but which, in the end , was discarded and adapted in written form.

What we know about The Orville: Sympathy for the Devil
Conceived as a Season 3 episode that ultimately failed to shoot due to various Covid-related delays, the novel follows Captain Ed Mercer and his crew as they come face to face with one of humanity’s vilest ideologies. , after which they must “solve the moral conundrum of who to hold accountable for real … and imagined evil deeds,” according to the official synopsis . The facts of the book are set immediately after the events of the eighth episode of the current season. “It was a conceptually experimental story. Rather than let it fade, I decided to adapt it in the form of a novel,” McFarlane explained on Twitter.

In Italy, season 3 of The Orville , renamed The Orville: New Horizons (because in the United States, after two seasons on FOX, it moved to the Hulu streaming video service), is available simultaneously with the American airing in streaming on Disney + . There are currently the first 4 episodes and the fifth will arrive on June 30th.

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