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What’s Coming to Streaming, Including ‘The Orville: New Horizons’ and ‘Dragons Rescue Riders’

Fern Siegel

The Orville got its season three launch date from Hulu, now set for March 10, 2022. The Seth MacFarlane sci-fi series, which aired its first two seasons on Fox, is a space adventure series set 400 years in the future. Dubbed “The Orville: New Horizons,” the new season finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville navigating the universe and their own personal relationships.

Here are additional deals and projects:

  • Peacock debuts the new animated series spinoff “Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky on Nov. 24. It follows the adventures of Viking twins Dak and Leyla, who were raised by dragons. Along with young dragons Winger, Summer, Cutter, and Burple, they defend other dragons on exciting adventures around Huttsgalor, their home. The voice cast includes Nicolas Cantu (“The Walking Dead: World Beyond”), Brennley Brown (“Dragons: Rescue Riders”), and Carlos Alazraqui (“Reno 911!”). The streamer is also offering all eight “Harry Potter” films on October 15.

  • “Tiger King 2,” is returning to Netflix before the end of 2021. No specifics, but the tale of Joe Exotic, who failed to gain a pardon from Donald Trump, continues. So does Carole Baskin, the zookeeper he tried to have murdered. Netflix is introducing the preschool series “Ada Twist, Scientist” on Sept. 28, based on the adventures of 8-year-old Ada and her two best friends: Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck. An Ada Twist balloon will also debut at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s upcoming adaptation of “Wool,” a world-building drama series based on Hugh Howey’s trilogy of dystopian novels, the streaming service said Wednesday. “Wool” is set in a future where a community exists in a giant silo underground.

Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is a subscription video streaming service for $6.99 a month that includes high-quality original shows and movies including Best Picture winner “CODA,” popular sitcom “Ted Lasso,” and dramas like “The Morning Show” and “Severance.” Apple TV+ is also home to MLB baseball games on Friday nights and MLS Season Pass.

If you purchase an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you can get a free year of Apple TV+.

  • Eddie Murphy has signed both a three-film deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look deal to develop original film projects in which he can star. The news comes on the heels of Murphy working with Amazon on “Coming 2 America,” which had a huge streaming debut on Amazon Prime Video in March.

  • The 11-part series “Brideshead Revisited streams on BritBox in a 4K remastered version to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The acclaimed series starred Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, and Diana Quick and is set from the 1920s to the 1940s. It follows the life of Charles Ryder, played by Irons.

  • Camilla Belle (“Dollface,” “10,000 BC”) will star in “10 Truths About Love,” a new Tubi original movie. Belle plays Carina, a relationship columnist with professional, rather than personal expertise. The movie also features David Lafontaine (“Molly’s Game”) as Liam, Belle’s love interest. The movie will lead the streamer’s Valentine’s Day programming next year.


Tubi is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 50,000+ movies and television shows - more than any other streaming service. Its ad breaks are shorter and less frequent than most free services. Fox executives have called their service “TV on steroids.”

The service includes 55+ live news channels affiliated with NBC, FOX, Cox Media Group, Hearst, and Scripps. Local affiliates provide coverage in most major media markets.

Tubi’s programming includes films and television series from Fox Entertainment, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Disney, and more.

  • Netflix starts shooting the Italian series “The Lying Life of Adults,” an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s book, in October. Edoardo De Angelis (“Indivisible”) directs and Valeria Golino stars. Previously announced Italian series include “Luna Park,” out on September 30; “Guida Astrologica per Cuori Infranti” (Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts); and “Strappare Lungo I Bordi” (Tear Along The Dotted Lines), the first animation series written and directed by Italian cartoonist Zerocalcare.

“The Orville: New Horizons” Official Trailer


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