A major guest star is set to board The Orville in next week’s episode,
Charlize Theron will reunite with her A Million Ways to Die in the West co-star Seth MacFarlane for the fifth episode of The Orville, titled “Pria.”
Theron will play the episode’s title character, Pria
Check out photos of Theron as Levesque and more from “Pria” in the attached gallery.
Theron will no be the first major star to make an appearance on The Orville, though she was announced ahead of time. Liam Neeson made a surprise appearance as
Jeffrey Tambor also made an appearance Mercer’s father in the show’s second episode, “Command Performance.”
These also likely won’t be the last major stars to drop in on The Orville. MacFarlane has already stated that there are some cameos by former Star Trek actors in the works, which should play well to The Orville’s fanbase since it is MacFarlane’s love letter to The Next Generation era of Star Trek.
The Orville debuted to strong ratings following NFL football on Sunday nights, but those ratings have dropped significantly since moving to its regular Thursday night time slot. Perhaps some high-profile guest stars will help draw eyes back towards to show.
The Orville airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.