The demand for Yellowjackets is skyrocketing; the Season 2 debut shattered Showtime streaming records and was the most watched episode of the series. It appears that the anticipation for new episodes only increased the appetite of viewers.
Yellowjackets follows the aftermath of a plane crash that strands a high school girls' soccer team in the wilderness in the '90s, with a split timeline that also keeps track of how the survivors are coping (or not) in the present day. Add in an intriguing, possibly supernatural puzzle (what's the deal with the woods?) and a dash of teens eating people, and you've got a show no one's been able to stop theorizing about. We're looking forward to uncovering some answers and a whole lot of new questions as the season continues. Here's everything we know about Yellowjackets Season 2.
#1. Yellowjackets Season 2 release date
Yellowjackets Season 2 premiered Friday, March 24 on Showtime. The release date was announced in December 2022 with the help of a cryptic video.
This season, more plane crash survivors will continue to pop up. Lauren Ambrose (Servant) joins the cast as an adult Van, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi actress Simone Kessell as adult Lottie. Elijah Wood has been cast as a guest star on the series. The former Lord of the Rings actor plays Walter, a nosy citizen detective in the present-day storyline who is apparently on to Misty's diabolical ways. Walter will "challenge Misty in ways she won't see coming," according to Showtime.
Nuha Jes Izman has also been added as a recurring guest star and is set to play Crystal, a theater lover who forms a friendship with Misty (we can already smell trouble there). Apparently, her character will be significant to the plot.
#2. Yellowjackets main cast
- Melanie Lynskey - Adult Shauna
- Sophie Nélisse - Teen Shauna
- Christina Ricci - Adult Misty
- Samantha Hanratty - Teen Misty
- Juliette Lewis - Adult Natalie
- Sophie Thatcher - Teen Natalie
- Tawny Cypress - Adult Taissa
- Jasmin Savoy Brown - Teen Taissa
#3. How to watch Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets streams on Showtime and Showtime Anytime, as well as on Paramount+ if you subscribe on the Paramount+ with Showtime tier. New episodes of Season 2 are available to stream each Friday at 12:01 am ET.
New episodes of Yellowjackets also air on cable Sundays at 9/8c on Showtime.
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#4. Yellowjackets Season 1 recap
The first season ended with a traumatic, chilling finale. (Head here for our conversation with Ella Purnell.) Jackie (Ella Purnell) met with her shocking death alone in the snow after being ostracized by her teammates, and Travis's brother Javi (Luciano Leroux) went missing after the girls' hallucinogenic night in the woods. In the present day, we found out Lottie is still very much alive and is maybe even the founder of a cult, and Natalie was kidnapped from her motel room and dragged off into a van.
We headed into Season 2 with plenty of questions: What happened to Shauna's baby? Will we finally find out which girl was running for her life at the beginning of Episode 1? What is the (potentially supernatural) deal with the woods? And how many ways can this show shock us? In March, co-showrunner Jonathan Lisco told Entertainment Weekly, "If we do our jobs right, the eating of a person will not be the most transgressive thing that these young women do in the wilderness."
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