In a surprise announcement, actress Charlize Theron will reunite with her “Million Ways to Die in the West” director and co-star Seth MacFarlane for a guest starring role on the sci-fi comedy series “The Orville”.
The “Star Trek” spoof boasts a “Galaxy Quest” tone and feel. Set four centuries in the future, the story follows a down on his luck divorcee (McFarlane) who finally gets the chance to command a starship, only to find out the first officer assigned to his ship is none other than his ex-wife (Adrianne Palicki).
Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, J. Lee, Halston Sage, and Norm Macdonald co-str while Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) helmed the pilot.
Details of Theron’s role are being kept under wraps but her episode is expected to air this Fall. This will mark only her second TV role following a guest arc over a decade ago on “Arrested Development”.
Theron did executive produce Netflix’s short-lived “Girlboss” and is serving in the same role on the streamer’s upcoming David Fincher crime drama “Mindhunter”.
It caps off a busy year for the actress who played the villain in “The Fate of the Furious” and has “Atomic Blonde” opening in cinemas next week.