Yellowjackets renewed for season 2

Catch new episodes every Thursday on NOW.

Gritty survival thriller Yellowjackets has been renewed for a second season.

This announcement comes five episodes into its first season which has received widespread critical acclaim across the board. 

Viewership is also reportedly very strong and climbing each week with 4 million people in the US now having watched its pilot episode. 

Set across two timelines, the show follows an all-female high-school football team who crash-land deep in the Canadian wilderness while flying back from a championship game.  

In the struggle to survive 19 months before they’re rescued they slowly begin to descend into madness and cannibalism.

We also pick back up with them twenty-five years after these traumatic happenings to explore their lives as troubled adults.  

Melanie Lynskey, Sophie Nelisse, Tawny Cypress, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ella Purnell, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Thatcher, Christina Ricci and Sammy Hanratty all star. 

“Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime,” said Gary Levine, one of the channel’s entertainment presidents. 

“We are overwhelmed by both the acclaim and the audience response to our series, including several Best of 2021 lists, a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and snowballing viewership.” 

“Clearly there is a hunger for originality and audacity, and our incredible showrunners Ashley, Bart and Jonathan, along with their pitch-perfect cast, have delivered that and so much more. I can’t wait to see the surprises they have in store for us in Season 2.”

You can stream the first five episodes of Yellowjackets on NOW with new episodes arriving every Thursday. 

Source: Variety

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