‘Camp Yellowjackets’ brings Showtime’s spooky hit to SXSW

With signature cocktails, nibbles, activities and at least one bear heart, “Yellowjackets” will take SXSW by storm ahead of Season 2.

His cast "Yellow jackets" standing in front of a step-and-repeat with their show logo and the Showtime logo, wearing a cocktail dress.

(L-R): Tawny Cypress, Kevin Alves, Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger, Courtney Eaton, Alexa Barajas and Nuha Jes Izman at the SHOWTIME interactive experience Camp Yellowjackets at SXSW 2023.

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For South by Southwest attendees hungry for “Yellow Jackets,” Showtime knew exactly what to do.

The network behind the hit 2022 series about a high school football team that ends up stranded in the wilderness has brought Camp Yellowjackets to Austin, turning the massive Fair Market space into a key location for the series. From the signature cocktails to the activities to the spooky portrait booth, the altar, and the comforts of the “dead guy’s” cabin, the entire activation was filled with details from a super fan’s dream.

Many culinary experiences were inspired by Misty (Samantha Hanratty), who accidentally gave the entire team psychedelic mushrooms in Season 1. There was no plane wreck, but there was a piece of trunks and a campfire sitting on the outside stage where DJ Hesta Prynn played 90s hits. opening night. The cast in attendance posed for photos and mingled, teasing Season 2 as much as possible exclusively for IndieWire.

In the cabin, visitors could take a seat, relax a bit – and look for clues, citizen detective style. A mysterious symbol of the forest appears in a foggy window, and Jackie’s journal (a point of contention in Season 1 continuity) is in the corner, ready to be perused. Fans arrived in a flurry of snow (not an unheard of sight in Texas these days), but the flakes really fell at the heart of the activation: Lottie’s (Courtney Eaton) altar, where the girls perform a blood sacrifice in the Season 1 finale — a hint of the bloodshed and violence to come.

Check out photos from Showtime’s first official Yellowjackets camp below.

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