YELLOWJACKETS Season One Closes With 40-Something Survivors at High School Reunion
To old friends — Natalie.
Showtime’s breakout Yellowjackets series closes out its first season tonight with our 40-something survivors at their High School reunion in search of a blackmailer who knows what they did as teenagers.
Yellowjackets 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.
Yellowjackets started slow on Showtime but grew into an obsession.
YELLOWJACKETS is a hell of a good survival story, a hell of a good mystery story, and has its fair share of horrifying moments. What it’s also got–so many current shows don’t–is sharp characterization and a mordant sense of humor.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 7, 2022
#Yellowjackets is a fantastic show that reaffirms why I will only do shrooms with people I really, really like.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 17, 2022
In mid-December, Showtime renewed the series for a season 2 of filming in greater Vancouver.
Yellowjackets has been an unadulterated sensation for Showtime. We are overwhelmed by both the acclaim and the audience response to our series, including several ‘Best of 2021’ lists, a 100 percent 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 two. — Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine.
And last week, Yellowjackets joined other acclaimed series with Writers Guild of America nominations as one of the best-written drama series and new series of 2021.
Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale, Loki, The Morning Show, Succession, Yellowjackets.
New Series: Hacks, Loki, Only Murders in the Building, Reservation Dogs, Yellowjackets.
Showrunners: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Jonathan Lisco.
Cast: Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, 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.
Sammi Hanratty plays the younger version of Christina Ricci’s Misty.
Sophie Nélisse plays the younger version of Melanie Lynskey’s character Shauna..
Jasmin Savoy Brown plays the younger version of Tawny Cypress’s character Taissa.
Showtime filmed the pilot in Ontario in 2019.
And the series filmed from early May to late September last year in Vancouver.
Canadian wilderness of plane crash filmed on: grounds of Panther Paintball in Surrey.
Natalie is staying at the iconic 2400 Motel on Kingsway in Vancouver.
Natalie & Kevin dine at Brix & Mortar in Yaletown, with Misty stalking them at a nearby table.
Natalie meets with her ex-sponsor Suzy at Finch’s Cafe in downtown Vancouver.
Rekha Sharma as Jessica Roberts.
Rukiya Bernard as Taissa’s wife Simone.
Gabrielle Rose as Jackie ‘s mother.
Kevin McNulty as Jackie’s father..