The Spectrum originals show Joe Pickett is back in the Foothills.

Filming for its second season is underway, with crews shooting in Okotoks last week.

High River played host to the production last year during the filming of the first season, which debuted in December.

The TV series is based in the backdrop of the Wyoming Rockies, so it's not hard to tell why areas of the Foothills make such a good stand-in for that setting.

Production designer Justin Ludwig says Southern Alberta makes for a pretty ideal location for a few reasons.

"Wyoming and Southern Alberta are very similar. Filming in Alberta is really amazing because you get everything, the mountains, the Foothills, the prairies, and everything in between. Wyoming also is the least populated state in America, its biggest cities only have 60,000 people in them, so when looking for the urban, the residential, those sorts of scenes, we're not looking in Calgary, we're looking at smaller communities that have the right feel."

Ludwig is no stranger to the province, as he was working on Under the Banner of Heaven while Joe Pickett's first season was filming.

He's pretty excited to be back in Alberta.

"It's really wonderful, it's an amazing place to film and work, and the crews I've worked with on both productions have been really incredible."

For those curious about what kind of scenes were shot in town last week, and what to look out for when season two is released, Ludwig was able to share a few details.

"Without giving away any spoilers, I can say there was an action scene being filmed, a bit of a car chase being filmed on some of the streets in the evening time. We were also filming outside an apartment building and we were filming the lovely Lakeview Inns & Suites to be a hotel in the series."

The Joe Pickett crew is now back in High River, which is home to the police station from the show.

Ludwig says a diner set is also currently under construction.

As far as whether or not the production could return to Okotoks, Ludwig says location scouting is still underway, with Okotoks under consideration.