Yellowjackets Season 3: Is it happening or not?

Yellowjackets Season 3: Is it happening or not?
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Yes! More of Showtime’s thriller drama television series is officially on the way. Continue reading to find out more about

Yellowjackets Season 3. 

The seven-time Emmy Award-nominated series, which follows wildly talented high school girls soccer players, will be back for another season to 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. If you recall, back in December 2022, it was officially confirmed that the journey will continue for another chapter as the series was renewed for a third season! 

This renewal makes it clear that the demand for this television series is just growing and won’t be coming to a halt anytime soon. As of today, it’s been a day since the second season premiere, and it already has 94% of 53 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.45/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, which showcases the love that the audience has for this show. Moreover, Metacritic assigned a score of 78 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” 

The pilot episode alone has created major hype around the series once again! So, it is evident that the fandom which soon starts bombarding social media platforms with questions asking about the potential release date for the next season, and we understand how you feel. So, if you’ve been wondering the same? Then, you’ve reached the right place! For your convenience, we have listed all the details that will serve as a guide to understanding when the season is likely to premiere on Showtime. 

With the recent renewal, the exact premiere date for Yellowjackets Season 3 has yet to be determined, but it has been speculated that the release window is likely to be around 2024. As the first and second seasons also had a 2-year gap. It is expected to follow a similar timeline, with new episodes possibly dropping on a weekly basis at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Until any confirmation, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms to be updated with the latest information for the upcoming season.

Likewise, the third season will carry on from how the second season concludes, which follows: “The Yellowjackets barely made it through summer in the woods, but now that winter is beginning to bite, we’ll see if hunger and desperation turn into full-on psychosis. While there may or may not be a dark and powerful force inhabiting the wilderness, their survival could depend upon what they choose to believe. Meanwhile, twenty-five years later, each survivor must ask themselves, “Is the darkness coming for them, or is it coming from them?” 

We would like to highlight that the final episode of the second season is set to broadcast on Sunday, May 14, 2023, so it is far too early to speculate about the new lineups at this time. Because of this, we are uncertain of the potential direction the upcoming episodes may take the narrative. So, we recommend fans stream the brand new second season to keep up with the plot and character arcs and understand what will happen next in this television series as created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.  

The cast members who are expected to reprise their roles include Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, and Tawny Cypress. Lauren Ambrose and Simone Kessell have also joined the second season as series regulars. Other members include Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher,  Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, and Kevin Alves. Yellowjackets is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson, and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. 

The third season is also expected to have 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 58 minutes, just like the earlier episodes. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Additionally, 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.

The network hasn’t released any new teaser for the third season, so the fans should check out the official trailer as shared on Youtube and stream the second season,  with a tagline stating: “The Yellowjackets barely made it through summer, but now that winter is beginning to bite, we’ll see if hunger and desperation turn into full-on psychosis. Meanwhile, 25 years later, each survivor must determine if the darkness is coming for them or from them.”

Take a look at the official trailer for Yellowjackets Season 2 below:

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Yellowjackets Season 3 updates.