Yellowjackets (2021) have been the breakout show of the year by quite a margin, coming out of the blue like a knockout punch. Fans are going gaga over on Reddit forums and on social media wanting to know all about when the new Yellowjackets season 2 will come; and guys, I have news for you!
If you don’t already know, Yellowjackets is a show set in the 1990s about a high school girl’s football team that gets stranded on an island after their plane crashes. The show explores how they navigate their lives on the island for the next 19 months. It is filled with suspense, lots of drama, and a punch of entertainment!
Lucky for the fans that there is a new season. The news broke first on Instagram then later ShowTime released a statement confirming it. Considering the momentum the show is currently enjoying in terms of popularity and ratings, no time has been wasted in riding the upward trend.
The show follows two parallel storylines, one is immediately after the accident, and the other is 25 years after the accident. Actors from both storylines are set to reappear. Keep reading the article to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming season.
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All The Things You Need To Know About Yellowjackets Season 2 | Find Out What’s Happening!
So is Yellowjackets‘ new season happening? Yes, yes, yes! The new season is coming and is coming soon. ShowTime didn’t waste time deliberating over it, seeing how successful the TV show became. While the show’s last episode just aired on the 16th of January 2022, the writers have already set their ink in motion to get ready for the upcoming season.
The ‘Official’ Words On The Renewal Of Yellowjacket Season 2!
Yellowjackets season 2 got announced while it was in the middle of the first season’s premiere. Even though the show’s renewal was inevitable, the fans did not expect it to be so abrupt and so quick. I’m not complaining, though!
The official statement said:
"Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime," Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine said. "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."
If the show’s first season is any indication of the things to come, then the show is destined for greatness. Season 2 is the logical next stop but what will follow is many more seasons. The show creators said they have plans for the show to be at least 5 seasons, if not more. I am already rubbing my hands at the thought of it!
Who Will Be On Yellowjackets Season 2 ? Reprisal of Our Favourites!
Yellowjackets season 2 should see all of the original cast members return to their roles. The main characters of the show Melanie Lynskey (Shauna), Juliette Lewis (Nat), Christina Ricci (Misty), and Tawny Cypress (Taissa), should all be back.
The supporting cast of stranded characters, including Misty (Samantha Hanratty), Nat (Sophie Thatcher), Shauna (Sophie Nelisse), and Tai (Jasmin Savoy Brown), are also be expected to be back. Adding cast members will be followed once the writers are done with their writing. They might add on someone new or get rid of someone they feel didn’t have a strong story. That remains unknown for now.
When Will The Yellowjackets Season 2 Premiere? Can We Move The Clock Forward Already!?
The premiere of the Yellowjackets season 2 is still a mystery, unfortunately. The showrunners said they would start with the writing process in January.
If that is the case, they should be done by February or the beginning of March. Then the production and getting all the logistics in order should take another couple of months, followed by post-production. Based on conservative estimates, I would guess that the show should premiere by late fall of 2022, around October – November 2022.
I would not mind being surprised by an early release, but it is good to have expectations in check.
The Yellowjackets season 2 will be nothing short of exhilarating. The original storyline coupled with great acting and exceptionally good writing has made it not only one of the best shows to watch but also worth the hype. The 90’s nostalgia is probably also one of the things the show has got going for itself. What is your favorite part of the show? Let us know down below without trying to spoil it for others!