Will the drama series return to the TV screens next month or not? Continue reading to find out more about Yellowjackets Season 2.
Since the premiere of the finale episode of season one, many people have asked, “Is November 2022 the expected launch date?” or “Will the show return to Showtime in 2022/2023?” It’s understandable that die-hard fans have already begun to speculate about the series’ potential release date, plot, and cast members as they impatiently anticipate the season’s premiere on the streaming service.
These are just a few of the questions that fans have, which we are happily going to answer. In case if you’re looking for more information on the potential release date, look no further, as you’ve come to the right place. As we’ve compiled all of the relevant and latest information and major updates on Season 2′s release date. Here is everything we know about Yellowjackets Season 2 so far.
Is Yellowjackets Season 2 coming to Showtime in November 2022?
As of November 1, 2022, we can assure readers that Yellowjackets Season 2 won’t be available to stream this month. The anticipated premiere date for the upcoming season has yet to be disclosed by the network. According to reports, Showtime has confirmed that the second season was greenlit back in December 2021.
The network officially confirmed that the series will return for another season on Showtime by sharing the renewal update on the official Twitter handle, quoting, “*Mother, mother plays in the background* Season 2 of #Yellowjackets is coming.” Take a look at the post below:
*Mother, mother plays in the background*
— Yellowjackets on SHOWTIME (@yellowjackets96) December 16, 2021
Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Window and Time Slot
No major news has been revealed about the potential release date for the upcoming season. However, it is being reported that Yellowjackets Season 2 is all set to make its return on the small screen sometime in early 2023. The exact release date is not confirmed by the network as of October 31, 2022. But viewers can expect weekly new episodes to air on the Showtime cable network at 10 p.m. ET on Sundays.
It is expected to be the same if the second season follows the same release pattern as the first season. Moreover, the filming for the second season began in August 2022, with the first episode directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Hence, we suggest fans be patient for some time as these announcements take their time to be published and are made in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Plot
The second season has been referred to loosely by the show’s staff as “The Winter of Their Discontent,” as the storyline for the wilderness portion of the show will continue the storyline of the crash survivors facing the harsh Canadian winter. Moreover, on September 16, 2022, Christina Ricci (adult Misty Quigley) teased the second season, stating that it would be even better than the first and that she had seen the first two scripts of the second season, and they are “f*****g crazy.”
In The Wrap interview, series co-creators and showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson stated, “We’re looking into the first quarter of 2023,” Lyle said when quizzed about when the series might return. Further adding, “We are on a very similar production track in terms of time as we were last season, although, of course, we have to shoot an additional episode because we had already shot the pilot the last time. I believe we are going to finish shooting in about February and we’ll be airing sometime shortly after that.”
On the other hand, Steven Krueger, who plays Coach Ben in Yellowjackets, did, however, open up to TV Insider that Season Two is a “whole new ballgame.” “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 birdseye 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 Season 2 Cast Updates
Yellowjackets have added Malaysian actress Nuha Jes Izman for a recurring guest star role. She will join the second season of the Showtime drama series. Izman will play Crystal, a member of the JV squad and a hard-core theater enthusiast who makes the dubious decision to bond with Misty. Further details aren’t yet known, but the role is thought to be significant to the plot.
She joins fellow series newcomers Elijah Wood who plays dedicated citizen Detective Walter, along with Simon Kessell, who will play the adult Lottie Matthews and Lauren Ambrose, who will play the adult version of Van in the series, which is currently filming its sophomore season. On September 28, 2022, it was reported that Kevin Alves, who plays teen Travis Martinez, was upped from a guest-starring role to a starring role for the second season.
The show is created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), who recently signed an overall deal with Showtime. Yellowjackets was nominated for seven Emmy Awards. Lyle and Nickerson are showrunners alongside Jonathan Lisco. Produced for Showtime by eOne, Season 2 went into production late last month in Vancouver. Season 1 was a critical rating hit for Showtime, becoming the cable network’s second-most streamed series ever.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Episodes
Showtime has yet to confirm how many episodes there will be, but Yellowjackets Season 2 is expected to include 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 58 minutes, just like the prior season. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on the platform, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
We suggest fans refresh their memories by binge-watching Season 1 for the important plotlines and wait patiently for any such developments since once the announcement is officially confirmed, more details will become available.
Where to stream Yellowjackets?
Yellowjackets Season 1 and Season 2 will be available to stream on Showtime, 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 platform.
Yellowjackets Official Synopsis
According to the official synopsis, “Part survival epic, part psychological horror and part coming-of-age drama, this is the story of a team of wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together 25 years later. What began in the wilderness is far from over. Starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, with Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Yellowjackets Season 2 updates.