Yellowjackets Season 3: When will filming start?

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Beware the Yellowjackets, for they are on an unstoppable winning streak that not even the biggest of catastrophes can derail. This capturing series, rightly named Yellowjackets, has been renewed for an enthralling third season even before its second season (which by the way, is now officially available on Showtime) had its premiere. This spectacular news guarantees that we will not be left hanging, anxiously anticipating the fate of other characters, the unrevealed secrets of who the girls devoured, or whether Coach Ben managed to survive the tormenting ordeal. Well at least not yet!

We sincerely wish for this show to continue indefinitely. It supplies us with a truly cleansing experience to witness this unique mix of “what if Lord of the Flies but with girls,” where we can immerse ourselves in the unnerving yet captivating idea that young women would exhibit a different kind of intelligence while being just as merciless and prone to cult-like behaviors.

Yellowjackets season 3: When will filming start?

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Assuming that the writers’ strike does come to an end, it is reasonable to expect that filming for Yellowjackets’ third season will commence sometime this year. However, it would be surprising if the season were to air on Showtime within the same timeframe as this year. Realistically, the earliest feasible window for its release would be in late spring or early summer of 2024. Given the circumstances, we firmly believe that the producers should take all the necessary time they require once the writers’ room is operational again, ensuring that the quality and integrity of the series are upheld.

Yellowjackets season 3 potential release date:

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With the certainty of Yellowjackets’ much-awaited third season, the only question hanging around is its timing. The show’s debut season captivated audiences from November 2021 to January 2022, while the recently concluded second season made its mark from March 2023 until May 28. As for the third season, will it opt for a fall or spring release? Perhaps the show will break tradition and make a bold return in the summer, or perhaps it will find a middle ground with a winter start date.

One thing we can sensibly expect is that Yellowjackets will not grace our screens until 2024 at the earliest. Despite the early renewal, the process of crafting and filming an enthralling third season will undoubtedly require a significant amount of time. Moreover, the ongoing writers’ strike appears to be further complicating matters. On May 2, co-creator Ashley Lyle shared a production update on Twitter, shedding light on the situation. It was revealed that the writers’ room for season 3 had only managed to summon for a single day, before the Writers Guild of America strike went into effect.

Yellowjackets season 3 potential plot:

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Nonetheless, if all goes according to plan, the third season of Yellowjackets will serve as the midpoint of the overall narrative. From a chronological perspective, it will mark the second summer that the girls, Travis, and potentially Ben and Javi spend in the wilderness. In theory, this could offer some advantages as the survivors would have warmer weather to rely upon for survival. It would also lessen the risk of yielding to the elements, as tragically witnessed with Jackie. However, considering the show’s fondness for unexpected twists, it wouldn’t be surprising if the third season dives into a realm of Midsommar-esque horror, exploiting the long daylight hours and warm weather to inflict further torment upon the Yellowjackets.

As for the present timeline, the events of the third season heavily depend on the developments in the second season. Will the adult former Yellowjackets engage in more criminal activities? Will they continue to evade justice for their past misdeeds? Or could they potentially find themselves enchanted in Lottie’s charismatic cult and its intentional community? Only time will reveal the answers to these burning questions, as viewers eagerly await the unfolding of the gripping narrative in season 3.

Yellowjackets season 3 potential cast:

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  • Melanie Lynskey as Shauna
  • Christina Ricci as Misty
  • Tawny Cypress as Taissa
  • Lauren Ambrose as Van
  • Simone Kessel as Lottie
  • Sophie Nélisse as teen Shauna
  • Samantha Hanratty as teen Misty
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown as teen Taissa
  • Sophie Thatcher as teen Natalie
  • Courtney Eaton as teen Lottie
  • Liv Hewson as teen Van
  • Kevin Alves as teen Travis

Where to watch Yellowjackets season 3?

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You can access all the episodes of Yellowjackets available on Paramount plus. By subscribing to the bundled package of Paramount Plus and Showtime, priced at $11.99 per month, you gain unlimited access to this exciting series and a variety of other exceptional content.

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