A modern-day human sacrifice cult would undoubtedly be centered in New Jersey if one existed. Although Yellowjackets’ debut season was a fantastic pleasure, we have many questions about the second season of the Showtime series. Is Antler Queen Lottie still sacrificing hearts with her gray sweatsuit mafia? Is she still alive and well? Is Misty the world’s most devoted friend, or does she have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Does the company still employ Taissa? (She kept her dog’s heart in a hidden area in her home on an altar. Yet as we all know, she could have completed all of it while asleep.)
Thankfully, Yellowjackets Season Two is scheduled to premiere on March 24, 2023, so we will finally have all these nagging concerns answered. Before it airs on March 26, 2023, Showtime subscribers will have exclusive access to streaming and on-demand content for two days. After the show was picked up for a second season, Showtime’s entertainment chief Gary Levine commented, “Yellowjackets has been an undiluted sensation for Showtime.”
We now get a new preview of what’s to come. Showtime debuted the first official Yellowjackets Season Two trailer on Thursday morning. Nearly every key member of this cursed soccer club is shown in it in both their younger and older incarnations. In addition, we see a peek at some cult-like rites in the wild, Melanie Lynskey’s Shauna comically confessing to being a killer, and Elijah Wood’s Walter, a citizen detective who seems to be working with Misty. Also? Lottie is the topic of much discussion. This is suspicious. The trailer is below.
Gary Levine told Deadline that the upcoming season would have some surprises regarding the characters. “Still, there are a lot of questions about who made it out and what happened. There will be some big surprises there, and I think you may even meet some characters you haven’t met yet.” In an interview with The Wrap this summer, the show’s creators, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, who are married, said that filming for Season Two should be done by the middle of February 2023.
Aside from what we see in the new trailer, the creators haven’t told much about what’s coming. Nickerson said, “As a show, we won’t do anything to tease the audience.” “As a viewer, I hate that.” They did say, though, that we will find out what happened to Shauna’s baby, born in 1996 but doesn’t seem alive now. Also, we’ll find out more about the man who lived in the cabin and “we haven’t met all the survivors yet” in the present-day timeline.
A summer 2022 interview in The Hollywood Reporter with stars Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey, and Christina Ricci confirms the above. When asked how Season Two will cast the remaining Yellowjackets, Lewis says, “Melanie, didn’t you say on our chain that someone we like will be cast to be…” but then he stops. In August, Showtime told Deadline that Simone Kassell, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, had been cast as adult Lottie. As far as Adult Jackie goes, we can officially put that theory to rest. However, Shauna’s childhood diary, in which she read about movies that came out after 1996, still raises questions. (The creators also said we’d find out why those entries exist.) Could it be antlers and all, Adult Lottie?
Steven Krueger, who plays Coach Ben, told TV Insider that Season Two is a “whole new ballgame,” while most other actors have been quiet about it. “When the first snow falls, the fall season is over, and winter is coming. This season will last through the winter, “he said. “There won’t be much food out there, and keeping warm and staying alive will be hard. From a bird’s-eye view of the second season, the show’s makers liked how crazy it was and want to double down on that. If you thought Season 1 was crazy, you should buckle up for Season 2. It doesn’t let up.”
If we learn anything new, we’ll add it to this post as soon as possible. Wait to buy any cigarettes from Misty until then.