Elijah Wood is set to join the cast of Showtime’s new hit series, Yellowjackets, for Season 2. The news was announced today, with the network revealing Wood will play Walter, a dedicated citizen detective who will challenge Misty (played by Christina Ricci) in ways she won’t see coming. His role is said to be a season-long guest role.
Wood joins new additions Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), who will play the adult version of Van, and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi), who will play the adult Lottie Matthews. They will star alongside Ricci and leading lady Melanie Lynskey, who earned an Outstanding Lead Actress nomination for her work in the first season.
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, who brought Narcos to the small screen, created Yellowjackets for Showtime. The series tells the story of a team of talented high school girls soccer players who find a way to survive after their plane crashes in the northern wilderness. Yellowjackets offers a look at their will to survive, including developing savage clans, while also jumping forward 25 years to showcase how the team tries to put their lives back together only to realize the past doesn’t always stay in the past.
Production on Season 2 will begin in Vancouver later this month.