No TV show has captured the phrase “expect the unexpected” quite like it Yellowjackets.
The first season of the Showtime drama began telling the grim story of the Wiskayok High Yellowjackets girls’ soccer team, who were stranded in the barren wilderness for 19 months after their plane crashed en route to nationals.
What follows is a harrowing tale of friendship, survival, criminal activity and, well, cannibalistic cults!
Time shifts between a group of surviving Yellowjackets in the present—Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), fog (Christina Ricci), Nat (Juliette Lewis) and Taissa (Tawny Cypress)—and their teenage versions—are played by Sophie Nelisse, Sammy Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher and Jasmin Savoy Browneach—directly after the crash.
While many questions remain—What happened to the baby that Shauna gave birth to in the woods? How were they saved? What happened to Taissa eating all that dirt?—Details about the highly anticipated second season are starting to emerge.
Not only is there a lot to unpack from season one’s familiar faces, a bunch of newcomers are joining the cast—including an older version of a fan favorite, who definitely has a story to tell. .