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The Orville: New Horizons’ LA premiere cancelled in wake of Texas shooting

The Orville premiere was canceled this week (Picture: Hulu)

The red carpet premiere event for season three of The Orville: New Horizons was canceled, in the wake of the tragic Texas school shooting earlier this week.

On Tuesday afternoon, Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, killing 21 people.

19 children lost their lives in the ordeal, as well as two adults – with many more injured.

A string of events across the US have been axed in light of the ordeal, with the Hulu celebration among them.

Bosses announced the change of plans in a statement before the premiere was due to begin, in Los Angeles.

The message, via Deadline, read: ‘In light of the tragic events in Texas yesterday, there will no longer be a press line at tonight’s premiere for The Orville: New Horizons.

Season three of the Hulu show is released in June (Picture: Hulu)
The event was axed in the wake of the shooting (Picture: Hulu)

‘Our deepest sympathies are with the families affected. Thank you so much for your understanding.’

Sci-fi comedy-drama The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union’s series of space vessels, and is set in the 25th century.

It first landed on screens in 2017, with season three moving to Hulu – where it was due to premiere on June 2.

This marks the latest event in the calendar to have been axed or pared back in the wake of the tragedy.

The cast and crew of Physical previously scrapped a red carpet event in the state, opting instead for a private screening of the new season.

‘Out of respect for today’s tragedy in Texas, tonight’s screening of Physical season two will be a private event with no press,’ a statement from the creative team said.

‘We thank you for wanting to be there with us, and know that you join with us in our heartfelt support for all of the families affected by today’s event.

‘We’re grateful for your understanding.’

The mass shooting occurred in Texas on Tuesday and comes almost 10 years after a gunman shot dead 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Many famous faces have expressed their anger at the situation, calling for tougher gun laws to be put in place, including Taylor Swift, Piers Morgan, Chris Evans and Amy Schumer.

In a lengthy post on Instagram, Kim Kardashian said that lawmakers should be ‘pushed’ to enact legislation that is ‘fitting in today’s world’.

‘Yesterday 19 children were murdered by an 18-year-old, and I find myself heartbroken, disgusted and furious about how little has been done by law makers to enact gun laws that protect our children,’ the mom-of-four began.

‘We have to stop allowing people to use a sentence written centuries ago when technology, times, humanity were completely different, to dictate how we regulate gun ownership and how we protect our kids today.

‘I’m not numbed by it. I will never be numbed by it. We can’t accept it.

‘Words can’t express my heartbreak for the parents whose babies didn’t come home from school yesterday.’

 


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