We must have done something to make the content gods happy because they gave us Showtime‘s Yellowjackets, which is an excellent mix of different types of shows. The show is a psychological mindf*ck of a mystery/horror/survival thriller/drama/psychological story if you have not seen it already.
The series follows members of a girls’ soccer team who survive a plane crash as teenagers. It takes place in two timelines: the immediate aftermath of the crash in 1996, when the girls struggle to survive on their own after being stranded for 19 months, and events that take place 25 years later, when the women deal with the trauma and what they did to survive the horrific ordeal.
Yellowjackets are complex, thought-provoking, and instantly addictive (not to mention a critical darling with a perfect 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes)—which is probably why Showtime wasted no time in renewing it for a second season in December 2021, roughly halfway through the season 1.
Will Yellowjackets have a Season 2?
Yellowjackets Season 2 is now available! “Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime,” Levine said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. We are overwhelmed by the critical acclaim and audience response to our series, which has received numerous ‘Best of 2021’ lists, a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a snowballing viewership…
I am looking forward to seeing what surprises they have in store for us in Season 2.” The show’s second season was announced on Instagram with the caption, “Those girls were special.” They had won the championship. Season 2 will see the return of the #Yellowjackets!”
When will Yellowjackets Season 2 be released?
Levine told in December 2021 that getting new Yellowjackets episodes would be a slow process, saying, “We have not heard the pitch for Season 2. The writers’ room has not even come together yet. They are going to come together in January.” On the day of Yellowjackets’ Season 1 finale, however, Levine was singing a decidedly more hurried song about the series’ future.
“We are aiming for a December 2022 premiere,” he told. “We would like to continue on an annual cycle.” I believe our audiences deserve it, and I also think that when you have a show with this much momentum, you do not want to lose it.”
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the series’ other showrunners and co-creators, revealed that season two production will begin at the end of August, with the new season likely premiering in early 2023.
Is Yellowjackets Season 2 currently in production?
In January 2021, a few weeks after the Season 1 finale, fan sleuths noticed Yellowjackets cast members posting and commenting on social media, implying that Season 2 will begin filming in the summer of 2021. “Love you… can’t wait for this summer,” Ricci told Cypress in a comment, while Sophie Nélisse, who plays young Shauna, told Courtney Eaton (who plays Lottie), “Can’t wait for more road trips together this summaaaa…”
Plot of Yellowjackets Season 2
When Yellowjackets returns for a second season, there will be so many mysteries to solve. In the first episode, who was the girl the rest of the soccer team ate? Who constructed that eerie cabin in the middle of nowhere? What the hell is up with Tai?
However, the central conflict will most likely involve Lottie’s rise as a cult leader in the past as well as her current resurgence. She kidnapped Nat at the end of the first season, and it will most likely be up to Shauna, Tai, and Misty (citizen detective that she is) to save their friend.
The only problem is that Shauna will have to deal with the fallout from murdering Adam, especially since her daughter Callie is unaware; Tai is possessed by a supernatural force that causes her to behead dogs, and Misty just poisoned Jessica! Things are getting much messier for New Jersey’s high school soccer champions.
Season 2 Cast of Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets season 1 concluded with several cast members shockingly leaving the show, including Ella Purnell as Jackie, Jane Widdop as Laura Lee, and Peter Gadiot as Adam. However, the majority of the main cast will return for season 2. The cast includes
- Melanie Lynskey and Sophie Nélisse as Shauna
- Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown as Taissa
- Juliette Lewis and Sophie Thatcher as Natalie
- Christina Ricci and Sammi Hanratty as Misty
- Courtney Eaton as Lottie
- Kevin Alves as Travis
- Steven Krueger as Coach Ben
- Warren Kole and Jack Depew as Jeff
- Liv Hewson as Van
- Keeya King as Akilah
- Alexa Barajas as Mari
- Rekha Sharma as Jessica (?)
- Sarah Desjardins as Callie
- Rukiya Bernard as Simone
- Luciano Leroux as Javi
- Tonya Cornelisse and Pearl Amanda Dickson as Allie
- Aiden Stoxx as Sammy
- Alex Wyndham as Kevyn
- Jeff Holman and Riley Baron as Randy
How many Yellowjacket seasons will there be?
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the creators of Married Yellowjackets, told The Hollywood Reporter that they initially pitched the series as a five-season show but added, “In success, the show will tell us.” That translates to “hopefully five seasons, but we’ll wait and see.”
When do Yellowjackets air on Showtime?
Yellowjackets aired on the Showtime cable network on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET during Season 1. However, Showtime made each episode available for streaming beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on the same day.
How many Yellowjackets episodes are there?
Yellowjackets have ten episodes in its first season. The total number of episodes for Seasons 2 and beyond is unknown.
How can I watch Yellowjackets online?
Yellowjackets are available on Showtime Anytime, FuboTV, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube. Depending on your individual streaming service plan, you may need to purchase episodes or add a Showtime subscription.