Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which aired for two seasons in the fall of 2021 and the winter of 2022, unquestionably became a major new phenomenon on television.
Critics and fans alike fell in love with the Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson-created story about a high school girls’ soccer team’s struggle to survive in the wilderness after a plane went down, as well as the effect their time in the woods had on them in the current day.
Few compared to the devastating bombshells released in the Season 1 finale, which aired in January 2022, even though it was loaded with twists throughout.
There are bound to be a slew of unanswered questions and a hankering for more if you caught it live or have subsequently binge-watched it. This is a comprehensive look at what we know so far regarding the future of Yellowjackets.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Cast
While the first season of Yellowjackets featured a diverse cast that included both established stars from the 1990s and up-and-comers from Hollywood’s Young Hollywood, the show’s cast was the most eye-catching aspect of the show.
We’re excited to see all four actresses back for round two: Christina Ricci (again), Juliette Lewis (again), Tawny Cypress (again), and Melanie Lynskey (again). Lynskey in particular has a lot to be happy about right now. Her teary-eyed acceptance speech at the Critics Choice Awards two months ago went viral on the internet.
Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, and Samantha Hanratty will all be back, as will the rest of the “teen” cast (albeit most of them are adults). We can also expect to see more of Courtney Eaton after the season finale revealed that Adult Lottie was still out there spreading havoc.
What about the rest of us? In the first season, Ella Purnell appeared to freeze to death, making it easy to think that her time on the show had come to an end. Who knows what will happen on a show like this?
Teens Liv Hewson, Jane Widdop, and Keeya King as well as the boys Kevin Alves and Luciano Leroux share the same sentiment. Everyone was still alive when we last checked in on the flashback narrative. Can we expect them to return for Season 2?
Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Date
It’s not certain how long it will take for the second season of the show to air. A “year cycle” is what Showtime network exec Gary Levine tells Vulture about the show. Our audiences deserve it, and I also believe that a show with this much momentum shouldn’t be allowed to fizzle out.
Delays caused by this winter’s Covid-19 Omicron variant increase may prevent shooting from starting on time. If all goes as planned, Yellowjackets season 2 may arrive on 10 December of 2022, the same time as the first season.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Plot
As we witnessed in season one of Yellowjackets, the stranded soccer players expressed concern about the impending winter, which would make it even more difficult to survive on an island alone.
On the night Jackie, played by Ella Purnell, froze to death, the program had already hinted at a few of those hazards, including the fact that there was meant to be no cold, let alone a night that was intended to produce snow. All of these layers and more will be peeled back in the upcoming second season.
You can count on the showrunners to carry on the winter plot even if the second season will be produced in the summer. In an interview, Lyle said that the season is suitably dubbed “The Winter of Their Discontent,” a lighthearted allusion to Richard III, William Shakespeare’s play, and John Steinbeck’s outstanding final novel.