Adrianne Palicki Says ‘The Orville’ Didn’t Provide Steady Income: J. Lee Ate ‘Saltines and Gatorade’ – LSB

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Adrian Palicki It offered a surprising glimpse into how to do it OrvilleThe delayed filming schedule affected the cast.

During the Tuesday, November 28 episode of Michael RosenbaumPalicki, 40, hinted on the “Inside of You” podcast that the space saga will not return for a fourth season.

In response to a question about that, she said: “No, I don’t do that anymore.” Orvillewhich hasn’t released new episodes on Hulu since August 2022. “I don’t really know the answer to [if it was canceled]”.

The sci-fi series, created by Seth MacFarlane, follows the crew of the starship USS Orville as they encounter adventures while exploring different parts of the galaxy. MacFarlane, 50, stars in the show alongside PalickiPenny Johnson Gerald, Halston Sage, Scott Grimes, Peter McCone, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Jessica Szohr And Anne Winters.

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According to Palicki, filming the series became “very difficult”. She pointed to the fact that The Orville filmed 33 episodes over six years, which does not allow the actors to have a steady income, which amounts to about 5 episodes each year.

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“It became a real problem because there would be a lot of time between seasons because Seth wanted to write everything himself,” Palicki continued. “At some point, we were like, ‘We have to fight the studio to give us a fee or something.’

The actress, who portrayed Commander Kelly Grayson, used Lee’s off-screen experience as an example, adding: “J. Lee was eating saltines and Gatorade at one point because we couldn’t stand any of it. It was horrible.”

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MacFarlane has previously indicated that his busy schedule has created long breaks between seasons.

“How can I work through everything else that’s going on right now?” Tell TVLine In August 2022, indicating his commitment to projects such as Family life loving man And the next peacock Ted series. “I will say that I’m as emotionally invested in the show as any fan, so I’ll find a way to do that if there’s a season 4.”

Earlier this year, the port received an update OrvilleThe future of the president of the Disney Television Group. “It’s a great show and I know the fans have loved having it back in their lives. Seth has done a fantastic job, as uniquely as he can, both in front of and behind the camera. Craig Erwich He said in January. “But we don’t have anything to share now.”

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Seth MacFarlane, Adrian Palicki.

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McFarlane also said Us Weekly In retrospect about the pressure that comes with returning to a project.

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“It’s scary to start a brand new season because you’ve just written a whole bunch of episodes, that you’re supposedly proud of and feel good about, and then you have to do it all over again,” he shared in 2018 before OrvilleSeason 2 premiere. “In the back of your head, there’s always the scary thought, ‘Oh, T. “We have exhausted all the stories, and there are no more.”

He continued, “You always want each season to grow and be bigger and better, and this fits that bill perfectly. I think it’s going to really surprise people how the show has expanded and really come into its own.”

Us Weekly I have reached out to representatives for Hulu and Lee for comment.

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