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Simone Kessell from Obi-Wan Kenobi will play the adult version of Courtney Eaton’s Lottie, the Antler Queen, on season 2 of Yellowjackets, which starts filming in metro Vancouver in two weeks..
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.
Target filming dates: August 30 2022 – February 17 2023.
Showrunners: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Jonathan Lisco.
Cast: Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson, Coutrney Eaton, Steven Krueger.
Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Lauren Ambrose and Simone Kessell play the adult survivors.
Juliet Lewis as Natalie.
Christina Ricci as Misty.
Melanie Lynskey as Shauna.
Tawny Cypress as Taissa.
Lauren Ambrose as Van.
Simone Kessell as Lottie.
Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson and Courtney Eaton play the younger versions.
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.
Liv Hewson as Van.
Courtney Eaton as Lottie Matthews, the Antler Queen.
What can we expect in season 2?
Yellowjackets ended season one with winter coming and the ostracized Jackie (Ella Purnell) freezing to death outside. Plus in a foreshadowing of the pilot’s Antler Queen and her cult’s ritualistic cannibal scene, we watched young Lottie (Courtney Eaton) place a bear’s heart at a forest altar, flanked by young Misty and Van (Liv Hewson)
Lottie the Antler Queen.
Showrunners have dubbed season 2 as The Winter of Their Discontent and plan to get creative with their winter storyline and make it as winter-heavy as they can which shouldn’t be hard in a BC Fall.
Showrunners also promise we will find out who is blackmailing the Yellowjackets in present day.
Filming in Vancouver:
Season One filmed in metro Vancouver in the summer last year from early May to late September and was spotted on location at the iconic 2400 Motel on Kingsway in Vancouver and on the grounds of Panther Paintball in Surrey.
Season Two will film in metro Vancouver at the end of August through to February.
VIFF celebrated the show early this year.
Yellowjackets has been a sensation for Showtime, with ever-growing viewership and acclaim, making several Best of 2021 lists, a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, a Critics’ Choice Award for Melanie Lynskey and capping season one with seven Emmy nominations, including an Outstanding Drama Series nomination.
An Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Melanie Lynskey as grownup survivor Shauna.
An Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination. for Christina Ricci as Misty.
And two Outstanding Writing nominations, one Outstanding Directing nomination and one Outstanding Casting nomination.