'The Orville'
Picture of Seth McFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer on "The Orville" TV series. The Orville/ Facebook

New behind-the-scenes pictures of “The Orville” season 2 have surfaced online. The pictures show the production sets and some of the cast members preparing to film their scenes.

Production seems to be going smoothly, with the actors sharing their excitement online. Tom Costantino, one of the crew members of the show, shared a picture of the ship's bridge set on Twitter.

Cast member Mark Jackson (Isaac) shared a picture of himself in costume (see below). The actor plays a character that doesn’t allow himself to show his face, but fans can now see him in the image.

Jackson has earphones that appear to be part of the costume. Isaac's headset may prevent the actor from hearing the dialogue or get his cues while filming a scene, which makes an earpiece necessary for the director to give instructions.

Director Jon Cassar has also shared two pictures. The first, posted on Instagram, shows Costume Designer Joseph Porro making a last-minute adjustment to Penny Johnson Jerald’s (Dr Claire Finn) costume. The picture was taken during a publicity shoot, not during the filming of season 2.

Another picture Cassar shared on Instagram reveals one of the new production sets this year. It shows a dead tree surrounded by a green screen. What new alien world will this depict on the show? Viewers will have to wait to find out.

Show creator and lead cast member Seth MacFarlane (Captain Ed Mercer) also shared a picture online (see below). It shows the symbol of the Planetary Union.

Credit: Mark Jackson/Twitter

Credit: Seth MacFarlane/Twitter