YELLOWJACKETS Showrunners Get Death Threats For Killing Off Character
Yellowjackets showrunners are getting death threats from fans for killing off one of the adult survivors in the season 2 finale.
Yellowjackets is about a group of survivors from a girls’ high-school soccer team who 25 years ago were stranded deep in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash and forced to go feral to survive.
Adult survivors Natalie (Juliette Lewis), Misty (Christina Ricci), Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), Taissa (Tawny Cypress), Van (Lauren Ambrose) and Lottie (Simone Kessell) reenact one of their ritualistic hunts from the wilderness at Lottie’s cult compound — and one of them ends up dead.
Yellowjackets co-creator Ashley Lyle talked about the passionate fan reaction in a Twitter thread on Friday.
So, I know some people really enjoyed the [Yellowjackets] finale… and some people… did not (is getting death threats a showrunner right of passage? Because i can live without that one!) But I would love to take a moment to thank everyone who came on this ride with us
So, I know some people really enjoyed the #Yellowjackets finale… and some people… did not (is getting death threats a showrunner right of passage? Because i can live without that one!) But I would love to take a moment to thank everyone who came on this ride with us 💛🖤💛🖤 🧵— Ashley Lyle (@ashannlyle) May 27, 2023
Especially our incredible writers, cast, and crew who worked their absolute asses off to continue telling this story. Whatever your thoughts (and you’re allowed to have them, whatever they are!) these people worked SO HARD to make this show.
In short, making a show is wild. It can be thrilling and sometimes heartbreaking. And as an obsessive tv watcher myself, I know that being a fan is weirdly similar. Just know how grateful we are for everyone who spent their valuable time with us.
Are we gonna get weirder? Probably! Will the fallout of *redacted*’s death affect our (anti)heroes in massive ways? Will our girls’ struggle to survive against the elements (and themselves) get even down and dirtier? Do we still have to tell the story of Pit Girl? You betcha!
If it brought you joy, or made you laugh, or think, or cry, or just provided a respite from real life, that makes all the craziness feel worth while. All we can do is tell the story we needed to tell. Here’s to S3, hive. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ.
.Yellowjackets season 2:
Filmed in Vancouver.
Season 2 filming dates: August 30 2022 – February 11 2023.
Showrunners: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Jonathan Lisco.
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson, Courtney Eaton, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, Kevin Alves.
Others: Elijah Wood, Sarah Desjardins, Alex Wyndham, John Reynolds, Nicole Maines,
Yellowjackets streams Fridays on Paramount+ (Crave in Canada) and airs Sunday nights on Showtime.