‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Trailer: Melanie Lynskey Hides Murder

Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis and Tawny Cypress prepare to confront the grown-up Lottie (Simone Kessell) in the spooky new season.

Yellowjacket fans won’t be hungry for long.

The second season of the Emmy-nominated Showtime series officially debuts on March 24, and the latest trailer reveals just how much deeper the conspiracy behind the mysterious survival of a New Jersey high school football team goes. Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci reprise their roles, along with new series regulars Simone Kessell and Lauren Ambrose, who play grown-up versions of Lottie and Van.

Sophie Nelisse, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty and Jasmin Savoy Brown return as the core group of teenagers. Elijah Wood, Jason Ritter, François Arnaud and Nicole Maines are also joining the cast for Season 2.

“Yellowjackets” follows a divided story between a New Jersey high school football team that crashes into a mysterious forest en route to a national championship game. As the girls try to find food to survive, a surprise pregnancy and the cold winter create interesting desires… with the taste of human flesh. The series cuts back and forth to the present day, where a select group of survivors are struggling with their secret of what really happened 25 years before it came to light. The series has already been renewed for the third season.

“We called Season 2 ‘The Winter of Their Discontents,'” showrunner Ashley Lyle previously revealed, referring to John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, adapted from William Shakespeare’s Act III. Richard” was inspired by a line of his work. Co-showrunner Bart Nickerson told IndieWire that the original tone of the show was “like ‘The Sopranos’ meets ‘Dazed and Confused,'” and Lyle added, “I think we also said what’s going to happen, if the kids were ‘A Dazed and Confused’ became the Donner party.”

As for Season 2, Lyle said, “You’re always trying to surpass your original vision. Certain things have changed. Certain things have remained the same. You have to leave room for things to change or for things to improve. We always try to stay flexible.”

Actress Ricci said Fun tonight that “in the first couple of scripts, the whole cast was panting” on set. “So it’s even wilder: crazier, more shocking, and really fascinating and fun,” the “Wednesday” star added.

For all the details on ‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2, click here.

“Yellowjackets” Season 2 premieres March 24 to Showtime subscribers and debuts March 26 on the network.

Watch the trailer below.


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