Just over three months before the premiere of the second season of Yellowjackets (premiere on Friday, March 24, 2023), Showtime announces that his critically acclaimed series has been renewed for a third season!
According to Deadline reports:
“With the overwhelming success of the Yellowjackets in the first season and the anticipation built for the second season, we wanted to maximize the momentum by now accelerating the third seasonsaid Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks. “The ambition of the series is only surpassed by its executionand thanks to the incredible creative team behind it, including Ashley, Bart, Jonathan, eOne and the Showtime team, for making this such a huge success.”
early renewal “It demonstrates our strong commitment to the show and its ability to continue to grow, as well as how it clearly fits within the Showtime brand..”
According to the site, a writers’ room has already been set up for season 3.
The survival drama co-created by Ashley Lyle y Bart Nickerson, is as much a survival epic, as a psychological horror story, and a coming-of-age dramawhich portrays the consequences a group of former soccer players deal with, 25 years after surviving a chilling incident in their teens: a plane crash that lands deep in 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 lived by the adolescents, in which they had to resort to cannibalistic horrors to survive, as well as the havoc it causes. in the adult life of the small group of survivors.
Original cast members in adult versions include Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, y Christina Ricci. Some of the teen versions are performed by Jasmine Savoy Brown, Hewson, Eaton, Sophie Nélisse, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, y Ella Purnell.
The season one finale, aired in January 2022, opened the doors for more surviving team members Yellowjackets in the current history of the showthat is why for the second season new additions to the cast were signed, as in the case of Lauren Ambrose as the adult version of Van (played in his young version by Liv Hewson), and that of Simone Kessell as the adult version of Lottie Matthews (played by Courtney Eaton in his teenage version) in the present day timeline of season 2. Elijah Wood (trilogy The Lord of the Rings), is another of the new additions of the second season; he will be playing Walter, “a dedicated citizen detective who will challenge Misty (Ricci).”