Attention viewers! The second season is officially on the way. Continue reading to find out more about Yellowjackets Season 2.
We hope you remember that the last episode, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” of the first season ended on a massive potential cliffhanger, which makes the series exciting to look forward to. The first season mostly received favorable reviews from critics and viewers around the globe. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 73 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The website’s consensus reads, “A genre mashup that blends smoothly, Yellowjackets presents an absorbing mystery with plenty of stings.”
Whereas Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 78 out of 100 based on 28 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” As a result, it is clear why the fans want to revisit this world in a future season. If you want to know everything relating to when Yellowjackets Season 2 is likely to release on Showtime, then you’ve come to the right place! To curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous episodes.
Continue reading to find out if the second season will premiere in February 2023 or not.
Yellowjackets Season 2: When will it release on Showtime?
We know that the fandom has been very patient, and we respect that dedication, but sadly, the new season will not return on Showtime until February 2023. Fortunately, you’ll only have to wait a month!
If you recall, the series was renewed for a second season back in December 2021, and now it has been confirmed to drop on Friday, March 24, 2023, for Showtime On Demand subscribers. On the other hand, for Showtime cable subscribers the series will air on Sunday, March 26, 2023, before making its on-air debut at the same time slot of 9 p.m. ET/PT. The official Twitter handle of the show also urges the followers to stream the episodes, quoting, “You won’t be hungry much longer. March 24, 2023. #Yellowjackets” Take a look at the official post below:
— Yellowjackets (@yellowjackets96) December 7, 2022
Yellowjackets Season 2: What to expect?
There is currently little information available about the second season’s content. Showtime’s President of Entertainment, Gary Levine, stated in the new season announcement that the writer’s room for the second season had not yet met but would do so in January 2022. He hinted that showrunners Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, and Jonathan Lisco may have some loose ideas that have yet to be fleshed out and shared with him. He stated that there would be some character surprises, that there are many unanswered questions about who survived and what exactly happened in the woods, and that some characters would be introduced to viewers.
According to recent reports, the series is told in both the present (2021) and past (1996), before the plane crash, and then right after. It charts in parallel how the survivors are still managing their trauma – in plenty of unhealthy ways – in the 25 years since the terrible event, and in the flashbacks, what they had to do to survive in the immediate aftermath of the crash. On the other hand, Steven Krueger, who plays Coach Ben in Yellowjackets, opens up to TV Insider that Season Two is a “whole new ballgame.”
Further adding, “We are going into the wintertime when the season ends with that first snowfall. This season will cover the winter months,” he said, “It’s going to get dire out there with little food and the challenge of staying warm and alive. A good general overall birds’ eye view of the second season is it feels like producers loved we were the crazy show on TV and want to take that and double down. If you thought Season 1 was crazy, just buckle your seatbelts for Season 2. It doesn’t let up.”
Yellowjackets follow a team of high school girl soccer players who become the unlucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness which have the original cast that includes Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, and Lewis, season 2 will feature Wood, Lauren Ambrose, and Simone Kessell, along with Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, and Kevin Alves.
Yellowjackets was created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer, and Karyn Kusama directed the pilot episode of the season. It is produced by studio Entertainment One (eOne).
Lottie Matthews is here for your heart. All of it. pic.twitter.com/ryq4iNiDmU
— Yellowjackets (@yellowjackets96) January 19, 2023
Yellowjackets Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The second season will have 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 58 minutes, which will be released every week like the previous episodes. Interested viewers can also enable notifications to receive updates on when the show premieres on the platform. We recommend that fans refresh their memories by binge-watching Season 1 for the key plotlines and that they remain patient until the announcement is officially confirmed. We have listed the previous episodes for your convenience:
- Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot – November 14, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 2: F Sharp – November 21, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 3: The Dollhouse – November 28, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 4: Bear Down – December 5, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 5: Blood Hive – December 12, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 6: Saints – December 19, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 7: No Compass – December 26, 2021
- Season 1 Episode 8: Flight of the Bumblebee – January 2, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 9: Doom coming – January 9, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 10: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi – January 16, 2022
When released, Yellowjackets Season 2 and the first season will be exclusively available to stream on Showtime, which is your one-stop destination for critically acclaimed original series, along with fuboTV and Paramount+. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Google Play, based on the user’s location and membership preference, to watch exclusive TV series and movies across different genres on the streaming platform.
Yellowjackets Season 2: Official Stills
Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Teaser Trailer
The official teaser trailer of 1:10 minutes for the new season was released on January 13, 2023, which gives a brief insight into the new episodes with Wood saying, “Kidnapping, cults, death … your friendships are a little more complicated than most,” who plays a dedicated citizen detective named Walter in round two of the popular Showtime drama. The trailer also emphasizes that the show follows the wildly talented high school girls soccer players who descend into savage clans after their plane crashes in the remote northern wilderness. Twenty-five years later, they discover that what began in the wild is far from over and they brought the darkness back with them. Take a look at the official teaser trailer for the season below:
Catch up with the prior season while you wait for more updates on Yellowjackets Season 2.