Yellowjackets season 2 is expected to hit in 2022, after the success of Showtime’s new popular series. In two timelines, the series follows the titular soccer squad team when their plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, leaving them stuck for 19 months. In 2021, the surviving Yellowjackets (including Shauna, Misty, Natalie, Taissa, and the recently confirmed Lottie) are dealing with the trauma of what happened in the forest in more frantic ways.
Since its debut in November 2021, Yellowjackets has witnessed week-to-week growth, becoming the second most-watched show on Showtime’s streaming service, after only Dexter: New Blood. Season 2 of Yellowjackets was soon picked up by the network. As fans continue to uncover all of Yellowjackets’ wonderfully frightening delights, the series has become one of the year’s most-talked-about shows, and people were suffering the wait between seasons as many questions remained unexplained. It looks like the wait will not be too long.
Showtime’s head of entertainment, Gary Levine, stated to Vulture that Yellowjackets season 2 will most likely launch in 2022. Levine did not offer a precise date, but he did add that the network expects the program would continue to be produced on an annual cycle, with one season produced each year. The show’s momentum and loyal viewership, according to Levine, are the reasons for the show’s rapid advancement. Take a look at his whole remarks below:
We are working towards a premiere at the end of 2022. We’d love to stay on an annual cycle. I think our audiences deserve that, and I also think that when you have a show that has this kind of a momentum, you don’t want to let it dissolve.
Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson say they have a five-season plan, which is a promising omen for the critically praised series. With a plot sketched out, it appears probable that they already know the path of Yellowjackets season 2, and with the show being renewed in the midst of season 1, it’s feasible that writing for the second entry are already well along. This will come as a huge comfort to the series’ ardent followers, especially following the stunning Yellowjackets season finale.
The conclusion of Yellowjackets gave several long-awaited answers, including how Ella Purnell’s Jackie died, who was likely responsible for Travis’ death in the present-day timeline, and what Taissa has been up to. It was also revealed that there is at least one last Yellowjackets survivor in the current day that audiences have yet to meet – Lottie – and she may be heading some type of cult that is carrying on the traditions set by the squad in the wilderness. Despite all of these answers, the conclusion left plenty of questions for Yellowjackets season 2, and the reality that they will be answered within a calendar year may make the wait a little easier.