Season 2 of Yellowjackets gave viewers far more questions than solutions, because the Showtime hit continued to construct the decades-long thriller surrounding the crew’s time within the wilderness. The brand new episodes noticed the teenagers going through brutal hardship within the tough winter, together with their first steps into cannibalism and the lack of Shauna’s child. In current day, Shauna’s household reeled from the aftermath of her lover Adam’s demise, because the present launched launched grownup variations of Lottie and Van. The finale leaves each then teen and grownup characters reeling from main tragedies, going through no matter might come subsequent.
The sequence acquired its third season renewal manner again in December 2022, however it is going to nonetheless take some time for brand new episodes to reach. This is what we learn about season 3 up to now.
Manufacturing has halted as a result of writers’ strike.
On Could 2, co-creator Ashley Lyle gave a manufacturing replace on Twitter, revealing that the writers’ room for season 3 solely met for a day earlier than the WGA strike went into impact.
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“Properly, we had precisely sooner or later within the #YellowJackets S3 writers’ room. It was superb, and creatively invigorating, and a lot enjoyable, and I’m very excited to get again to it as quickly because the #WGA will get a good deal. #1u #unionstrong,” Lyle wrote.
One member of the core grownup forged could also be leaving the sequence.
Warning: spoilers forward. The season 2 finale included tragic twists for each the younger and grownup timelines. Within the wilderness, the teenagers have been not ravenous after sacrificing Javi, however their cabin burns down on the finish of the episode, leaving them with no shelter within the ongoing winter (and Coach Ben nowhere to be discovered). In the meantime, the present-day hunt ritual ends with Misty by accident killing Natalie.
There’s been no phrase but of whether or not Juliette Lewis will proceed on with the sequence in some capability, because it’s solely been a day for the reason that finale hit streaming. Lewis may probably seem in flashback or dream sequences in future episodes, however for now the grownup Yellowjackets are down to 5, with Melanie Lynskey (Shauna), Christina Ricci (Misty), Tawny Cypress (Taissa) most definitely to return. We have but to see if new additions Simone Kessell (Lottie) and Lauren Ambrose (Van) will return for season 3, however we’ve excessive hopes.
The entire crew forged members are additionally more likely to return, together with Sophie Nélisse (teen Shauna), Sophie Thatcher (teen Natalie), Samantha Hanratty (teen Misty), Jasmin Savoy Brown (teen Taissa), Courtney Eaton (teen Lottie), Liv Hewson (teen Van), and Kevin Alves (Travis). Different highly-anticipated returning forged embrace Steven Krueger (Coach Ben), Warren Kole (Jeff), Sarah Desjardins (Callie), Kevin Alves (Travis), and Elijah Wooden (Walter).
Yellowjackets is “nonetheless on monitor” for a five-season run.
Forward of the season 2 premiere, Lyle informed Leisure Weekly that she and co-creator Bart Nickerson have plans for the present to final 5 seasons, including that they are “nonetheless on monitor for that.” She stated “there’s at all times room for issues,” however clarified that she and the crew “do not actually see this as being greater than a five-season present.”
She continued, “I believe that there are reveals that may go without end, however I believe that if you’re telling such a deeply serialized story and it is about these characters’ lives, you wish to attain a satisfying conclusion and never simply drag issues out without end. This is not actually a kind of setup reveals the place it will probably go anyplace. Thus far, we have been actually on monitor. Season 2 is essentially what we at all times deliberate, however you do make a variety of discoveries alongside the best way and so it is at all times just a little bit stunning.”
Quinci LeGardye is an LA-based freelance author who covers tradition, politics, and psychological well being by way of a Black feminist lens. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s most likely watching the most recent Okay-drama or giving a live performance efficiency in her automotive.