When will Yellowjackets Season 2 premiere on Showtime? Here is everything we know so far.
One of the most talked-about shows on Showtime last year was Yellowjackets, this American drama television series created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. In 1996, a team of New Jersey high school soccer players traveled to Seattle for a national tournament. While flying over Canada, their plane crashes deep in the wilderness, and the remaining team members are left to survive for nineteen months. The series chronicles their attempts to survive while also tracking their current lives in 2021.
The series has been well received by the audience, and it is one of the reasons why everyone wants to see it return for another season. Moreover, all the episodes of the first season are out for streaming, but it seems not to stop anytime soon. If you want clarity about the potential release date, look no further! As we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Yellowjackets Season 2 to remove all your doubts. Continue reading to the very end to find all of your answers.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Date
After months of waiting, on December 16, 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, quote, “*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
Since then, 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 August 15, 2022. But the viewers can expect weekly new episodes to air on the network if the second season follows the same release pattern as the first. Moreover, the filming for the second season is scheduled to begin in the “late summer” of 2022.
In an interview with, The Wrap, series co-creators and showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson said, “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.”
Showtime’s President of Entertainment Gary Levine called it “an unadulterated sensation” and “a hotshot out of a cannon.” Further adding, “It’s done extremely well in terms of streaming subscriptions,” Levine told Deadline.
“It was our second biggest series debut ever on streaming, and it’s grown each week on streaming by double-digit percentages. In terms of acclaim, in terms of buzz – no pun intended — and in terms of hard numbers, this show has just exploded. For it to be embraced as quickly and as deeply as it was by both audiences and critics alike, that’s a little like catching lightning in a bottle — you can never anticipate that but boy, it’s awfully sweet when it rarely happens.”
Yellowjackets Season 2 Cast Updates
Yellowjackets Season 2 will feature Lauren Ambrose, who you might recognize from Six Feet Under and Servant, who will be in a series for a regular role with the rest of the original cast members expected to reprise their roles.
She’ll portray Vanessa Palmer as an adult; Liv Hewson played Vanessa Palmer as an adolescent in season one. Taissa, who was portrayed as an adult by Tawny Cypress and as a teenager by Jasmin Savoy Brown, had a romantic relationship with Vanessa, also known as Van. Hewson was given the title of series regular for season two in addition to Ambrose’s casting.
Yellowjackets Season 1: What happened in the finale episode?
The final episode of the first season, Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, was released on January 16, 2022. The episode is directed by Eduardo Sánchez and written by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson. It is estimated to be viewed by 0.333 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Van starts to think Lottie has special powers. While Travis and Natalie search for a missing Javi, Lottie shoots a bear that calmly approaches her in front of them. Jackie admits to the group that she was Jeff’s mistress while Shauna was his mistress.
Additionally, she challenges the group for harming Travis. Jackie makes the decision to camp out in her rage. They discover she has frozen to death the following day. In a sinister ode to nature, Lottie, Misty, and Van present the bear’s heart. Shauna, Taissa, Natalie, and Misty tidy up the crime scene in 2021. Attending a 25-year high school reunion is the group’s plan. Shauna threatens to murder Randy, a friend of Jeff’s who is aware of the blackmail, if he informs anybody else.
Callie reads the news about Adam’s absence. In a secret chamber in the basement, Simone discovers Sammy’s doll, the severed skull of her dog, and what appears to be a human heart. Jessica is poisoned by Misty, Taissa is elected to the Senate, and Natalie is abducted by an unidentified group. In a voicemail, Suzie informs Natalie that Lottie drained Travis’ bank account. Take a look at the official trailer for Yellowjackets Season 1 below, which was released on August 24, 2021, on the official Youtube handle of Showtime, since the trailer for Season 2 will take some time to release as soon as the production is completed on time.
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, the viewers get to see the equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story, and coming-of-age drama, Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of 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 nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Yellowjackets Season 2 updates.