Lord of the Flies meets Big Little Lies.
Showtime’s Yellowjackets series is about a group of survivors from a girls’ high-school soccer team who 25 years ago were stranded deep in the wilderness after a plane crash and forced to go feral to survive.
The plane crashed, a bunch of my friends died, and then the rest of us starved, scavenged, and prayed.
Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, YELLOWJACKETS is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.
Survival in wilderness looks very Lord of the Flies.
Cast: Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, c Ella Purnell, Steven Krueger, Amy Okuda.
Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey and Tawny Cypress play the adult survivors.
Juliet Lewis as Natalie.
Christina Ricci as Misty.
Melanie Lynskey as Shauna.
Tawny Cypress as Taissa.
SophieThatcher plays the younger version of Juliette Lewis’s character Natalie.
Jasmin Savoy Brown plays the younger version of Tawny Cypress’s character Taissa.
Showrunners: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Jonathan Lisco.
Showtime filmed the pilot in 2019.
And the series started shooting this Spring in Vancouver.
Filming dates: May 3rd to September 28th.
Juliette Lewis arrived in Vancouver in early April.
So…after the worst year and just beginning to find my feet again – I am FINALLY headed back to work! A new series called “Yellowjackets’ for Showtime. We shot the pilot in 2019…and got the golden “you’re going to series” ticket! This character is gonna be a fun one! Super Serious, Sultry, perpetual question mark, a con….I am so looking forward to putting my mind into what it knows how to do. Characters, scenes, human behaviour, cultivation, layers, emotional nuance ugh. The dance! And because of how good the writing is…it’s gonna be so fckn fun. — Juliette Lewis.
Yellowjackets premieres November 14th on Showtime.