Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” returns for Season 2 beginning tomorrow, March 24, 2023, and today Showtime has kickstarted a brilliant new campaign that’ll hit your nostalgia bone.
Showtime heads back to the 1990s for a faux MTV News broadcast featuring Kurt Loder(!), and they’ve also launched a retro website that’s ripped right from the time period. Both the video and the site – found at WhereAreTheYellowjackets.com – imagine the 90s-set plane crash from “Yellowjackets” as a real event, transporting us back in time in the process.
If this doesn’t make your day, well, you probably don’t have much fondness for the 90s!
Season 2 will return starting Friday, March 24 on streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers, before making its on-air debut on Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The series was created by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (“Narcos”), described as being “equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama.”
“Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.”
In season two, two months have passed since Shauna gave Jackie the cold shoulder— to disastrous results. In the face of their deepening hunger and fear, the tension among our Yellowjackets has only grown worse. The harsh conditions of winter are intensifying by the day, and the psyches of our survivors are deteriorating just as fast. Threatened by the darkness of the wilderness— and the haunting memories of it in the present— our former state champs will be forced to make impossible decisions. As they confront the horrible truth of what survival entails, the real nightmare for each of them will be to figure out who they are— and what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive.
Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, and Juliette Lewis star.
Lauren Ambrose (“Servant”) is playing adult Van in Season 2, Simone Kessell (“Obi-Wan”) is playing the adult version of Lottie, and Elijah Wood also joins the cast of new faces.