Reports of Yellowjackets‘ imminent return have been slightly exaggerated.
Showtime announced Wednesday that the hit survival drama will kick off its anticipated second season on Sunday, March 26; subscribers can stream the premiere two days early, on Friday, March 24.
The March time frame represents a bit of a delay from the late 2022 bow that was previously bandied about.
“We are working towards a premiere at the end of 2022,” Showtime Networks president of entertainment Gary Levine told Vulture earlier this year. “When you have a show that has this kind of a momentum, you don’t want to let it dissolve.”
The drama about a high school girls’ soccer team involved in a plane crash in the 1990s — starring Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress — wrapped its first season last January. The Season 1 finale revealed how team captain Jackie, played by Ella Purnell, died. (Read our recap and get more answers from our post-episode conversation with series creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.)
As previously reported, Season 2 cast additions include Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose (as the adult version of Liv Hewson’s Vanessa “Van” Palmer) Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Simone Kessell (as the adult version of Courtney Eaton’s Lottie) and Lord of the Rings vet Elijah Wood (as a dedicated Citizen Detective who will challenge Ricci’s Misty in ways she won’t see coming).