Yellowjackets Renewed for Season 3, Way Ahead of Season 2 Premiere


Yellowjackets hive: Prepare to celebrate.

Showtime has renewed the mystery thriller for Season 3, three months ahead of the series’ Season 2 premiere, our sister site Deadline reports.

Earlier in December, Showtime announced that the hit survival drama will kick off its anticipated second season on Sunday, March 26; subscribers will be able to stream the premiere two days early, on Friday, March 24.

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 in January 2021. 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 give Ricci’s Misty quite the challenge).

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