In the middle of last January, and a few days after having broadcast the final chapter of the first season of Yellowjackets of the co-creators Ashley Lyle y Bart Nickerson, Showtime announced plans to premiere the second season – which was given the green light before airing the season finale – before the end of 2022.
Quickly capturing audiences with a tale that is as much a survival epic as it is a psychological horror story and a coming-of-age drama, the series portrays the consequences she deals with. a group of former soccer players, 25 years after surviving a chilling incident, when as teenagers they suffer a plane crash and fall deep into the remote wilderness of the northern United States.
The first season takes us between the past and the present, and goes episode by episode delving into the history and consequences of the harsh winter experienced by the teenagers, in which they had to resort to cannibal horrors to survive.
Ahead of the start of filming scheduled to kick off later this summer, Lyle reveals that it will be explored that winter, suggesting there will be more horrors to unravel (via Variety):
“We’re definitely picking up the winter story. We’ve been calling season 2, ‘The winter of his discontent’”.
Nickerson adds that, along with Lyle and showrunner Jonathan Lisco, “They’re in the scripting process,” with their staff, and just getting started on the actual scripts.
“We have been in the writers room for several months and are planning a late summer production start. We will have to be very creative [en el rodaje] to make “Yellowjackets” season 2 as wintry as the showrunners want it to be.”
“But we are starting those production conversations and we have some really amazing and creative people on our team. So this is going to be movie magic at play.”
On whether it will be possible to meet the premiere date of the second season previously suggested by Gary Levine of Showtime -before the end of 2022-, Variety comments that, “That goal may be achieved if filming begins in late summer, but it’s best not to get your hopes up too high before you get official word on when “Yellowjackets” will winter.
“Yellowjackets” is the saga of a team of talented high school soccer players who become the (unlucky) survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but prosperous crew to savage clans, while also tracing the lives they tried to rebuild nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really the past and that what began in the wilderness is far from over. finished.
The solid cast is led by Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmine Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, y Ella Purnell.
YELLOWJACKETSA SUCCESS IN AUDIENCE
The first season of the exciting series, achieved a average rating of 5 million in linear audience and digital audience. His first season ended as “one of Showtime’s biggest debut series since Billions launched in 2016.”.
- In Mexico and the rest of Latin America, you enjoy Yellowjackets via the Paramount Plus streamer.
Lyle and Nickerson have written episodes of series such as The Originals, Narcos, and Narcos: Mexico. The great Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Destroyer) was one of the directors of the first season.