'Yellowjackets' Picks Up Again in March

Yellowjackets on Showtime
‘Yellowjackets’ on Showtime (Image credit: Showtime)

Drama Yellowjackets returns for season two on Showtime Friday, March 24 on streaming and on demand, for subscribers, and Sunday, March 26 on air. Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the show is about a high school girl’s soccer team that goes down in a plane crash in some remote wilderness.

Yellowjackets chronicles the girls finding aspects of themselves they did not know existed amid such harsh conditions, and also details their lives 25 years later. Showtime calls it "equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama."

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Lauren Ambrose and Simone Kessell are in the cast, and Elijah Wood is on board for a season-long guest arc.

Showtime announced the season start on YouTube (opens in new tab).

Yellowjackets, which shoots in Vancouver, is produced by Entertainment One (eOne). Executive producers are Lyle, Nickerson and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco, along with Drew Comins of Creative Engine.

The show was a finalist for the best drama Emmy in September. ■

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.