According to a new report from Deadline, the productions for both of these shows have landed some rather-fantastic credits for potential upcoming seasons, which makes the decisions for Fox and Freeform potentially a little bit easier. The credit for The Orville in particular is more than $15 million, which is definitely exceptional and could help quite nicely for its rather-hefty price tag. These credits help to make production a whole lot easier and incentivize filming in the Golden State; they are the sort of thing that probably does not get talked about anywhere near enough as a factor for renewal.
On paper, it would make a certain degree of sense if there was some fear over the future of The Orville. We are, after all, discussing a series that didn’t necessarily post through-the-roof ratings for the first season and it is premiering on December 30, well over a year after the first season kicked off. Nonetheless, it does have one really-simple thing going for it in that it is premiering after NFL football and that should help to bump it in a positive direction almost right away. So long as the ratings are at least so-so moving forward, there’s little reason for Fox to think about canceling it.
Meanwhile, Good Trouble felt like a show destined for a season 2 even without the tax credit. This is a spin-off of a highly-successful network series in The Fosters and it fits perfectly into some of what Freeform as a network is trying to do in this particular era — tell stories catered to young adults that are edgy and give you a fairly wide scope of emotions and discussion points. This is a really relevant show to the current political and social climate, and we’re pretty sure that they are going to use it to speak to what is going on in the world more often than not.
When could official renewals be announced?
It probably will not be until the two shows actually start airing, but we wouldn’t be altogether shocked if both series start making some moves in this eventual direction behind the scenes. Why wouldn’t they want to do that? They can start to plan ahead, just to make the next production a little bit easier. Plus, The Orville has a fairly-long post-production window due to its special effects so it needs all of the help that it can get.
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