This marks a reunion for the pair, who starred together in his film "A Million Ways to Die in the West."
Entertainment Weekly posted photos of Theron's debut as Pria Lavesque, the captain of a mining ship. Captain Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) and crew save her from colliding with a comet and, of course, Ed ends up crushing on Pria. Meanwhile Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) becomes more suspicious of the mystery refugee.
A couple of the photos show Pria in rough shape, possibly getting those bruises before they first save her. In the other photos, she looks as sharp and sexy as, well, Charlize Theron.
Fox also just revealed a preview for the episode:
And here are EW's photos of Theron with MacFarlane, Palicki, J Lee (Lieutenant John Lamarr), Scott Grimes (Lieutenant Gordon Malloy), and Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn).
Love her costumes.
Theron's guest spot comes in Episode 5, called "Pria," airing October 5. Here's Fox's synopsis:
"The crew saves a stranded ship and its attractive Capt. Pria; Ed becomes smitten with Pria, but Kelly is suspicious; Gordon attempts to teach Isaac the art of pulling off a practical joke."
"The Orville" Season 1 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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