Showtime has given an early renewal to its hit series, Yellowjackets. The news was announced on Thursday afternoon. The second season isn’t set to premiere until March 2023, but Season 3 is already in the works. Yellowjackets quickly became a breakout drama for Showtime following a strong 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 examines 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.
The upcoming second season is set to feature Elijah Wood, Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi). Ambrose is set to play the grown-up version of Van, while Kessell will play the grown-up version of Lottie Matthews. They will star alongside Christina Ricci and leading lady Melanie Lynskey, who earned an Outstanding Lead Actress nomination for her work in the first season.
The first season of Yellowjackets wrapped in January, while production on Season 2 kicked off at the end of Summer.