Everything We Know About ‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 + 3

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Showtime’s hit series “Yellowjackets” is making headlines. Not only has the survival thriller added Jason Ritter (Melanie Lynskey’s husband) to its Season 2 cast, but the series also received an early renewal for a third season. Find out more about both Season 2 and Season 3 of Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” below.

Here’s the Scoop About the “Yellowjackets” Season 3 Renewal News. 

“Yellowjackets” fans got an early gift this year. Ahead of its second season, Showtime renewed the hit thriller series for a third season.  According to Variety, Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks, revealed the news in a statement saying,  with ‘Yellowjackets’’ runaway success in Season 1 and the pent-up anticipation for Season 2, we wanted to maximize the momentum by fast-tracking Season 3 now.” 

“Yellowjackets” was created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson and, per IMDb, follows “a wildly talented high school girl soccer team [that] becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.” Its first season received widespread acclaim, leading to seven Emmy nominations, including Drama Series, Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Melanie Lynskey, and more. 

Lynskey co-stars with Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, and Kevin Alves.

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Here’s What We Know About Jason Ritter’s Role in Season 2 of “Yellowjackets.”

Along with the exciting Season 3 renewal news, earlier this week, it was announced that Jason Ritter is joining the second season of “Yellowjackets” in a guest-starring role earlier this week. Ritter, the real-life husband of Lynskey, has previously been seen in “Freddy vs. Jason,” “A Million Little Things,” and more. This is the second project of Lynskey’s that Ritter has appeared in or been announced in the past year. The actor previously appeared on Peacock’s “Candy,” in which Lynskey stars as well. 

The Ritter announcement is the latest casting news for the highly anticipated second season. Elijah Wood, Lauren Ambrose, and Simmone Kessell have also recently joined the series.

When Does “Yellowjackets” Season 2 Debut?

Season 2 of “Yellowjackets” is set to air on March 24 for streaming and on-demand Showtime subscribers and on March 26 on Showtime. Libby Goldstein and Junie Lowry-Johnson are the series casting directors. While you wait for both the second and third seasons, learn more about how to get cast on the series, and learn Lynskey’s best acting advice here.

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