Showtime’s Yellowjackets has been an enormous hit this winter, and followers are already determined for extra. The great news is that the present has already been renewed for season 2; the unhealthy news is that they nonetheless need to movie it, so it may be some time earlier than we get to see what else occurred out within the woods.
Within the meantime, that is all the information we have gathered about season 2 of Yellowjackets thus far.
Will there be a season 2 of Yellowjackets?
Sure, Yellowjackets renewed for season 2 in December, and the present’s Instagram account posted a enjoyable announcement with one of many mysterious postcards studying, “Season 2.”
They captioned it, “These women had been particular. They had been champions. The #Yellowjackets will return for Season 2!”
“Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime,” Showtime leisure president Gary Levine informed The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re overwhelmed by each the acclaim and the viewers response to our collection, together with a number of ‘Better of 2021’ lists, a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and snowballing viewership. Clearly there’s a starvation for originality and audacity, and our unimaginable showrunners Ashley, Bart and Jonathan, together with their pitch-perfect solid, have delivered that and a lot extra. I can’t wait to see the surprises they’ve in retailer for us in season two.”
Will there be extra seasons after?
Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickersonn additionally informed THR in an interview for his or her TV Podcast that they’ve huge plans for the collection.
“We pitched it as a five-season concept,” Nickerson stated. Then on the Vulture Pageant panel for the collection, star Melanie Lynskey talked about that Nickerson and Lyle have already talked to her a few longer run, all the way in which to the top of 5 seasons. Lengthy stay Shauna!
In an interview with ELLE, Lyle stated that the pair have been planning issues out for the long-term.
“We completely have a plan and we now have, I believe, possibly most significantly, an endpoint,” stated Lyle. “We all know what we need to be constructing towards. As writers, we now have to be versatile, particularly now that we now have this unimaginable writing employees and you’ve got all these lovely brains coming collectively to consider the paces that we will put these characters by. However we do have an endpoint, and we now have tent poles alongside the way in which of issues we all know we need to occur. To some extent, the query is simply, if we now have an concept of how we get there, can we discover a higher concept?”
When will season 2 of Yellowjackets come out?
Manufacturing on the primary season was delayed by COVID-19, however with followers hungry for extra of Showtime’s huge hit, it appears doubtless they will push by to launch season 2 quickly, however an actual premiere date hasn’t been confirmed but.
Good news although: Filming on season 2 will start in Vancouver in “mid-August,” stars Melanie Lynskey and Tawney Cypress informed Leisure Tonight.
What’s going to season 2 of Yellowjackets be about?
Proper now, the present is exploring the repercussions of the workforce’s 19 months caught within the wilderness, the doable supernatural forces holding them there, and the interpersonal relationships which are preserving folks hooked. That timeline begins in 1996, however it seems like we’ll be seeing extra of the Yellowjackets survivors in trendy occasions.
Particularly our favs performed by Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress, Melanie Lynskey, and Christina Ricci.
Followers are nonetheless attempting to determine the large mysteries, although they’ve some theories about them. However one of many greatest theories—that it is Jackie who finally ends up falling to her loss of life within the pit— has confirmed to be incorrect. Jackie died within the season 1 finale, freezing to loss of life only a few ft from the nice and cozy cabin after a struggle together with her supposed BFF Shauna. One other reveal was that somebody named “Lottie Matthews” is alive within the older girls’s current actuality, although whether or not it is really Lottie has but to be revealed.
The finale additionally noticed Taissa win her senate run on the identical night time her spouse discovers a really disturbing altar that includes the household’s canine…or its head, anyway. Is Taissa conscious of her darkish magic or is she actually sleep-walking, and is the supernatural factor of the present being confirmed? Nothing like a sacrifice to ahead your political profession.
And eventually, Nat’s been thrown right into a van by a bunch of cult henchman bearing the creepy image discovered throughout the cabin within the woods. That is a number of new threads to untangle.
However it may be some time till we get to the cannibalism.
“I do know that there is a specific amount of anticipation concerning the cannibalism amongst viewers,” stated Lyle. “And we, firstly, need to make it possible for—if we will go there, and we will go to such an excessive place—that we actually earn it, and we earn our characters attending to that time and making that selection.”
Who’s within the Yellowjackets season 2 solid?
We will anticipate to see many of the solid, each the youthful and older counterparts, once more. Along with Lewis, Cypress, Lynskey, and Ricci, the gals taking part in them within the woods should stick round, which implies Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nelisse, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. It seems like Courtney Eaton will likely be furthering her reign because the Antler Queen, and Liv Hewson is changing into one in every of her followers, so we must always see them, too. Although Ella Purnell’s character is frozen, she has appeared to Shauna sooner or later, so it is doable we’ll see her once more—maybe within the unusual purgatory we see in Jackie’s closing moments?
As for brand new solid members, Lauren Ambrose (Six Toes Underneath) is becoming a member of the solid as grown Van—which implies Van lives!
Obi-Wan Kenobi star Simone Kessell has additionally been solid as grown-up Lottie, which confirms that our antler queen additionally survives into maturity. (Although the finale additionally hinted at that.)
Have any Yellowjackets fan theories been confirmed?
Viewers have had a number of enjoyable conjecturing about what precisely could be occurring from episode to episode, and there have been loads of unanswered questions after the season 1 finale. The present is allegedly going to be 5 seasons lengthy, so we most likely nonetheless will not have all our solutions in season 2, however actress Christina Ricci formally denied one of the vital persistent fan theories: that the workforce ate Shauna’s child out within the woods.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Ricci says that she requested the writers, “‘We don’t eat Shauna’s child, will we?’ They stated no.”
Sadly for followers of actress Ella Purnell, she denied that Jackie is definitely alive regardless of viewers seeing she froze to loss of life within the final episode. She additionally insisted that younger Misty had nothing to do with the airplane crash, even when she was largely accountable for how lengthy it took the workforce to be discovered.
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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first ebook, The Lonely Hunter, will likely be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.
Henry Davidson has been the senior editor at Wahu Times since 2018. A two-decade veteran of journalism, Henry’s work has appeared in the NPR, Examiner, The Sun and numerous other publications. He is a member of the United Media Guild.