Good grief. I still don't think we'll see it this year though. They might have finished filming, but with all the VFX that has to be done in post, they probably won't be done editing it all until 2022.The Orville Finally Wraps Filming of Season 3 for Hulu, Seth MacFarlane Not Ruling Out Additional Seasons
27 months later. Will eventually have to decide if it is worth paying for a month of Hulu to watch.
That said, despite the fact the ratings will be in the toilet since everyone has forgotten about this show by now, I'm still looking forward to watching the new season. Compared to Discovery and Picard, at least Orville is a sci-fi series with good writing (not filled with a ton of plot holes), with actors who know how to act, and with characters who make intelligent and logical decisions based on the situations they find themselves in.
I just hope there won't be a noticeable drop in quality between Seasons 2 and 3, especially with the divorce that happened between Grimes and Palicki. I can't imagine how two people could go through something like that, and yet still have to interact with each other every day at work, having to put aside all of their anger and sadness from their personal lives, so it doesn't come through in their work. I couldn't do it, that's for sure.