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Yellowjackets Season 2: March 24

Fingers crossed the show doesn't have the infamous Sophomore Slump. New cast members include Lauren Ambrose and Elijah Wood. Showrunners envision 5 seasons, already renewed for Season 3

​​At first glance, the cabin seems cozy. The stone fireplace is home to the soothing crackle of flames. Lace curtains adorn frost-kissed windows. Outside, snow is falling. It really does seem cozy… if you ignore the screaming.

Beneath the frosted windows lie blood-stained sheets. Above them, an ever-growing number of antlers. And around the fireplace stands a group of teens, hand in hand, chanting: We hear the Wilderness, and It hears us. We hear the Wilderness, and It hears us. With each repetition, the words appear to gain power, and just as you think the Wilderness might respond, the director calls cut. A voice from behind the camera confirms: "Yeah, that's creepy as f---."

Yellowjackets, which follows a high school girls soccer team that's stranded in the wilderness for 19 months after their plane goes down, is in the middle of filming its highly anticipated second season (premiering March 24). It's November 2022, and the Vancouver set is every bit as ominous as you'd expect. For one thing, there's (fake) blood everywhere: in buckets, in Tupperware containers, in mugs, even on the hands of an actor who instinctively tries to shake yours before realizing. While we won't reveal what's going on during this particularly brutal day in the wilderness, it won't surprise viewers that, somehow, Misty's got blood on her glasses.

"I've become a fake blood expert," Samantha Hanratty, who plays teenage Misty, says. "It's so thick and sticky. Shaving cream is actually the best way to get it off."

When Yellowjackets premiered on Nov. 14, 2021, it didn't pull any punches. The Showtime series kicked off with a scene that made Lord of the Flies fans sit up a little straighter: one of the teenage girls running for her life before falling into a pit of spears. She's then drained of blood and eaten by her teammates.

"An early encapsulation of the idea was, 'What if the kids from Dazed and Confused became the Donner Party?'" explains Bart Nickerson, who created the series with his wife, Ashley Lyle. Nickerson says the couple has long shared a fascination with the story of the Uruguayan team from Alive. And as they worked together on Netflix's Narcos, they started talking about the many great female TV characters of the last 20 years. "So many of those stories are about being a woman in a man's world, and we wanted to try to create a story where that wasn't the point," says Lyle, who serves as co-showrunner alongside her husband and Animal Kingdom's Jonathan Lisco. "We were like, 'What if we just made a story that was about a woman's world?'"

The result is an addictively twisted mystery that spans 25 years. Because this story isn't just about the harsh reality of survival; it's also about the harsh reality of trauma. How do teenage girls become cannibals… and then how do they slip back into a normal life once they're rescued? (Or can they?) To tell the latter side of the story, the show jumps to 2021, where those same characters — or the ones who survived, at least — are now adults with careers and families. And yet, people never stop asking them about "what really happened out there."

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by Anonymousreply 23March 24, 2023 4:10 PM

I loved Lauren Ambrose in Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 1March 2, 2023 7:09 PM

2 weeks, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 2March 8, 2023 3:27 AM

Damn that photo is filtered

by Anonymousreply 3March 8, 2023 4:19 AM


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by Anonymousreply 4March 9, 2023 10:00 PM

Looking forward to seeing adult Van and Lottie. I'm pretty sure Elijah will knock it out of the park too. But i don't see how Yellowjackets can last more than 3 seasons.

by Anonymousreply 5March 10, 2023 4:18 AM
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by Anonymousreply 6March 12, 2023 9:46 AM

Omg, François Arnaud, Canada's greatest living asset! What the hell has he been up to since Midnight, Texas?

by Anonymousreply 7March 12, 2023 11:01 AM

I just read he's playing Paul's boyfriend and not another one of Shauna's conquests that are way too hot for her, and now I'm even more stoked to see him.

by Anonymousreply 8March 12, 2023 11:04 AM

Glad we get to see the coach's bf but not so much about Nicole joining the show.

by Anonymousreply 9March 12, 2023 1:49 PM

What's your beef with Nicole Maines, lol? Who even is she?

by Anonymousreply 10March 12, 2023 2:08 PM

R10 Nicole is a transgender actress and is mainly known for playing Dreamer on Supergirl. I'm just not a fan.

by Anonymousreply 11March 12, 2023 2:17 PM

Oh wow, she doesn't look trans at all. Although I googled her just now and the fact that nearly every article refers to her as "a trans actress and activist" can't possibly be a good sign. We'll see, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 12March 12, 2023 2:21 PM

I’m thinking about binging season 1 on a long flight coming up. Is it binge worthy? Is there nudity/sex scenes that would be weird if someone next to me glances at my screen?

by Anonymousreply 13March 12, 2023 2:24 PM

Disliked the first season although the leading cast members are favorite performers whose work I admire.

Didn't live up to the hype.

by Anonymousreply 14March 12, 2023 2:24 PM

R12 that's because Nicole started HRT at 14.

R13 the only nudity i remember is a shower scene between the lesbian couple.

by Anonymousreply 15March 12, 2023 2:32 PM

[bold]Yellowjackets season 2 review: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an even scarier forest[/bold]

Season 2 of Showtime's Emmy-nominated drama takes the characters deeper into the literal and emotional wilderness.

Newly elected New Jersey state senator Taissa Turner (Tawny Cypress) snaps awake in the front seat of her car. Confused and disoriented, she grabs her phone and looks at the pulsing dot on her GPS, which hovers silently on a road she doesn't recognize.

Twenty-five years earlier, Tai's teammate and fellow plane crash survivor Nat (Sophie Thatcher) returns from a hunt with a drawing scribbled on the back of a history quiz. She and Coach Ben (Steven Krueger) are trying to map the brutally cold and snowy mountain terrain they've been stranded in for months. Meanwhile, Tai's girlfriend, Van (Liv Hewson), begins following her into the woods at night, marking down all the places she wanders during her sleepwalking fugue state. What Van finds thrills her, but all teenage Tai (Jasmin Savoy Brown) sees is "a bunch of random points."

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by Anonymousreply 16March 17, 2023 9:47 PM

Not happy with the blanket implication from yet another Netflix show that pagan beliefs are all edgelord teen girl witchcraft.

by Anonymousreply 17March 17, 2023 9:59 PM

I mean, they mostly are. And if you still cling to them as an adult, then that's doubly embarrassing. But that goes for all religious belief, so at least you're not alone in that.

by Anonymousreply 18March 17, 2023 10:15 PM

R17 how do you feel about The Craft?

by Anonymousreply 19March 18, 2023 3:23 AM

THR reviewer said he tuned out every time anything relating to Coach Ben came up when watching the second season. Hopefully the show's core audience -- which mainly is not hetero guys like this reviewer -- gives a warmer reception to the handsome Arnaud.

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by Anonymousreply 20March 21, 2023 7:42 PM

[quote]Not happy with the blanket implication from yet another Netflix show that ....

Yellowjackets is on Showtime, not Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 21March 21, 2023 9:27 PM

R20 Tai's storyline doesn't sound great either but i'm looking forward to seeing Ben's and his bf.

by Anonymousreply 22March 22, 2023 6:07 AM

That's how you do a season opener, I wasn't bored for a single second. Well, I did zone out during the lesbian foreplay, but you can't blame me for that.

Why is Shauna's husband acting so manic? And can he please get new hair already? He's way too old for that hairstyle.

Older Lottie is perfectly cast and perfectly acted, so far.

by Anonymousreply 23March 24, 2023 4:10 PM
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