Showtime's Yellowjackets has been a huge hit this winter, and fans are already desperate for more. The good news is that the show has already been renewed for season 2; the bad news is that they still have to film it, so it might be a while before we get to see what else happened out in the woods.
In the meantime, this is all the info we've gathered about season 2 of Yellowjackets so far.
Will there be a season 2 of Yellowjackets?
Yes, Yellowjackets renewed for season 2 in December, and the show's Instagram account posted a fun announcement with one of the mysterious postcards reading, “Season 2.”
They captioned it, “Those girls were special. They were champions. The #Yellowjackets will return for Season 2!”
“Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime,” Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine told The Hollywood Reporter. “We are overwhelmed by both the acclaim and the audience response to our series, including several ‘Best of 2021’ lists, a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and snowballing viewership. Clearly there is a hunger for originality and audacity, and our incredible showrunners Ashley, Bart and Jonathan, along with their pitch-perfect cast, have delivered that and so much more. I can’t wait to see the surprises they have in store for us in season two.”
Will there be more seasons after?
Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickersonn also told THR in an interview for their TV Podcast that they have big plans for the series.
“We pitched it as a five-season idea,” Nickerson said. Then at the Vulture Festival panel for the series, star Melanie Lynskey mentioned that Nickerson and Lyle have already talked to her about a longer run, all the way to the end of five seasons. Long live Shauna!
When will season 2 of Yellowjackets come out?
Production on the first season was delayed by COVID-19, but with fans hungry for more of Showtime's big hit, it seems likely they'll push through to release season 2 soon, but an exact premiere date hasn't been confirmed yet.
What will season 2 of Yellowjackets be about?
That may hang on who survives season 1. With one more episode to go on January 16, it feels like more death is imminent. Right now, the show is exploring the repercussions of the team's 19 months stuck in the wilderness, the possible supernatural forces holding them there, and the interpersonal relationships that are keeping people hooked. That timeline starts in 1996, but it looks like we'll be seeing more of the Yellowjackets survivors in modern times.
Especially our favs played by Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress, Melanie Lynskey, and Christina Ricci.
Fans are still trying to figure out the big mysteries, though they have some theories about them: like that Lottie is the Antler Queen, that Jackie is in the pit and on the menu, and that Adam might still turn out to be more than he appears. And don't forget that Misty has that investigator chained up in her basement and we still don't know who killed Travis and took his money. So, probably more of those questions will be answered next season, though definitely not all of them.
Who will be returning for season 2 of Yellowjackets?
Unless a whole bunch of people die in the season 1 finale, probably most of the cast, both the younger and older counterparts. In addition to Lewis, Cypress, Lynskey, and Ricci, the gals playing them in the woods will have to stick around, which means Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nelisse, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. If the Antler Queen is Lottie, we'll be seeing Courtney Eaton and if that is Jackie in the pit, Ella Purnell will be back as well. And hopefully Liv Hewson as Van will continue to defy the odds and survive as well.