The Orville
Actor Seth McFarlane as Captain Ed. Mercer in "The Orville" TV series. The Orville/ Facebook

Mark Jackson (Isaac) has just filmed a major episode with his character in “The Orville” season 2, the actor has revealed in a post. Meanwhile, new behind-the-scenes pictures from the production set have surfaced online.

Filming of the next season is ongoing in full swing. In a post online (see below), Jackson said it was a “big day” for his character recently, which means there may be an Isaac-centric episode next season. Fans who have watched the first season will remember that Isaac played a central role as a “villain” in one of the episodes, and has usually been an important member of the crew because of his advanced intelligence.

Showrunner and Executive Producer Seth MacFarlane also teased this big episode by saying it was a “privilege” to write for Jackson and his fellow cast member Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr Claire Finn). With these two characters taking centre stage in the episode, it looks like they will be facing a medical emergency or a health issue, like the spread of a dangerous virus.

Meanwhile, a familiar alien character will return next season. Fans may remember Dann (Mike Henry) from the two episodes in which the ship captain joked about not knowing the name of the crew member, even though he greets Dann almost on a daily basis in the elevator.

Henry shared a picture of him in full costume and makeup, standing with Jackson and Scott Grimes (Gordon Malloy). “3 space amigos,” he wrote in his post.

With only a few weeks into filming, there is still a lot of work left for “The Orville” season 2. The producers haven’t announced a production schedule, so it isn’t clear when the show will return on air.

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