As season one of the Showtime drama "Yellowjackets" came to a close, viewers were left with a myriad of unanswered questions. The most pressing of these revolved around the fate of Jackie, who was left to perish in the snow. Compounding this mystery was the introduction of a mysterious man in Jackie's vision, who had appeared fleetingly in the opening credits sequence.
The highly-anticipated Yellowjackets Season 2 will release on March 24, 2023, on Showtime streaming and Paramount+. It will then air at 10 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Season two will only have nine episodes.
The trailer for the second season of Showtime's Yellowjackets was released two weeks back, and it promises more thrills and chills for fans of the show. Featuring a new cover of No Doubt's "Just a Girl" by Florence + the Machine, the trailer is dark, foreboding, and ominous, with eerie imagery that hints at the dark secrets of what happened to the Yellowjackets during their struggle to survive in the wilderness.
Based on this tease, the second season picks up in the wilderness after the finale and in present-day as adult survivors struggle with trauma. The trailer shows characters trudging through snow and facing unseen foes. There is also a strange symbol that appears again but is now dusted with snow.
Natalie is seen in a hypnosis session saying "Darkness. We brought it back with us." Apparently, she has decided to do regression therapy to access her memories of what happened in the wilderness, which symbolizes that this season will be even more distressing for her. And, the adult characters realize that they brought something dark back with them from the wilderness 25 years ago.
The trailer hints at the plot by showing adult Tai and Van reuniting, a flashback of Misty and the other Yellowjackets being swarmed by paparazzi upon their return to civilization, and the police visiting Shauna and her husband regarding Adam's demise.
Several new cast members are also introduced, including Elijah Wood as Walter, a citizen detective. Simone Kessell (Adult Lotti) - Courtney Eaton plays the teenage version, and Lauren Ambrose (Adult Van) is also seen, upping the anticipation for the show with an already stacked cast.
The mysteries of "Yellowjackets" don't end with the man in Jackie's vision. With the disappearance of Javi, the ambiguous nature of Jessica Roberts' fate, and the complexities of Misty's motivations and Lottie's powers, the first season left many loose threads. Additionally, viewers are left wondering about Adam's true intentions and whether Shauna's child will leave her traumatized.
While some of this may be answered in the Season 2 premiere this week, others may remain unresolved for some time. The show has even been renewed for a third season already. The showrunners have discussed plans for five seasons of Yellowjackets, but they have not confirmed whether they will continue with the multiple timeline format used in Season 1.
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson are the creators of "Yellowjackets." In an interview with ET at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards, they teased that they are upping the stakes in season 2 and calling it "the winter of their discontent."
Although the cast and creators of the show have remained tight-lipped about Season 2, it has been confirmed that it will pick up where Season 1 left off. Shauna is attempting to conceal Adam's death, while Jeff is dealing with his own issues. The four main characters are separated into their own paths at the beginning of Season 2.
Also, we will discover what became of Shauna's baby who was previously present in the show's 1996 timeline but is conspicuously absent in the current one. On top of this, more will be revealed about the man who lived in the cabin. And, according to the showrunner, "we have not met all the survivors" in the present-day timeline yet.
The official synopsis for Season 2 via Showtime reads: "The Yellowjackets barely made it through summer, but now as winter begins 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. Season 2 premieres March 24."
The first season followed two timelines: the past, when a plane crash left a high school soccer team stranded in the wilderness for 19 months in 1996, and the present, to show how the survivors are still dealing with their trauma. In season two, winter is settling down in the woods, and something dark is following the surviving women. Young Van (Liv Hewson) says, "I feel like sh*t’s going to get a lot worse out here," as the final moments of the trailer build up to that promise launched by the series.
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