Here are all the details you need about the next season of the Emmy-nominated survival series.
We have exciting news to share with Yellowjackets fans! In December 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere on March 26, 2023, and we have already had another season greenlit by Showtime. This makes it clear that the demand and love for this television series is just growing and won’t be coming to a halt anytime soon. As a result, the inquisitiveness of the fans about how the series will be able to expand for another season is at an all-time high.
On the other hand, the initial episodes alone make it evident that the series has a lot of potential to be developed and explored further. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the renewal, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Yellowjackets Season 3 status, release date, plot, and other crucial details since the announcement all over social media. Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
Yellowjackets Season 3 Renewal Status
In December 2022, the series was renewed for a third season. More than three months ahead of Yellowjackets Season 2 premiere on March 26, 2023, the series is now getting an even earlier Season 3 renewal. According to Deadline, “With Yellowjackets’ runaway success in Season 1 and the pent-up anticipation for Season 2, we wanted to maximize the momentum by fast-tracking Season 3 now,” said McCarthy, President/CEO, of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks.
“The show’s ambition is only exceeded by its execution, and I thank the incredible creative team behind it, including Ashley, Bart, Jonathan, eOne, and the Showtime team, for turning this into such a success.” The early renewal “demonstrates our strong commitment to the show and its ability to continue to grow as well as how it fits clearly within a Showtime brand,” McCarthy added. The official Twitter handle also confirmed the renewal, quoting, “The woods have a way of calling you back. #Yellowjackets is renewed for Season 3.” Take a look at the official post below:
— Yellowjackets on SHOWTIME (@yellowjackets96) December 15, 2022
Yellowjackets Season 3: What to expect in the new season?
The exact launch date has yet to be determined, as the series was recently renewed by Showtime for another season. However, it has been speculated that the forthcoming season would most likely have a release window suggested to be around 2024. The first and second seasons will have 2 years gap. On the other hand, you can likely expect it to follow a similar timeline, with new episodes possibly dropping on a weekly basis. Moreover, it is expected to have the same time slot for its on-air debut at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Until then, we suggest that the viewers should be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information for the upcoming second season.
“We intend to use our successful franchise strategy to fuel the future for Showtime whereby fans make connections with a franchise, and franchises further build the brand and our streaming services and ultimately building long-term value for the company,” said McCarthy. “In order to realize that full potential, we will take a critical eye on all series, asking how big can we go in order to place the right creative bets to be additive to the overall company’s IP bank – which means some shows won’t make the cut and others will receive a lot more resources and attention, taken together we only see opportunities to further grow the Showtime brand.”
The series is intended to explore the basic premise for the third season which follows an 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.
Yellowjackets Season 3 Cast and Crew
The star cast from the second season is expected to reprise their roles in the new season. The series is created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), Yellowjackets stars Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Juliette Lewis (Camping), Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant) and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi) have also joined the second season as series regulars, along with Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) in a season-long guest arc.
Season two also stars Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Samantha Hanratty (SHAMELESS), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet), Steven Krueger (The Originals), Warren Kole (Shades of Blue) and Kevin Alves. Yellowjackets is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson, and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer. Karyn Kusama directed the pilot. Jacqueline Sacerio oversees the series for eOne.
Yellowjackets Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options
The third season will have 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 58 minutes which is said to debut every week, just like the earlier episodes. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications. We suggest fans to binge-watch the season for the important plotlines and wait patiently for any such developments once the news is officially confirmed.
Additionally, 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 streaming platform.
— Yellowjackets on SHOWTIME (@yellowjackets96) December 7, 2022
Yellowjackets Season 3: Is there any new teaser or trailer?
The trailer for the new season has not been released as of December 2022 as the renewal announcement was confirmed a few hours ago. We suggest that the fans should check out the 15 seconds official teaser trailer which gives a brief insight into the new episodes with the tagline, stating, “You won’t be hungry much longer. Stream new episodes of Yellowjackets starting March 24 2023 on SHOWTIME.” The trailer highlights that the show follows 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. Take a look at the official trailer for the series below:
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Yellowjackets Season 3 updates.