Show creators have offered a cryptic update on the casting of the adult versions of Lottie and Van for Yellowjackets Season 2.
The fact that the show takes place in two separate time periods adds to the mystery. While much of the action takes place in the past, as the students struggle to survive in the woods, the storyline presented in the present exposes some of those who survived and hints at the as-yet-unseen awful experiences the team suffered, as well as the long-lasting psychological repercussions that resulted.
The ultimate mystery, though, is how the team becomes the cannibalistic cult depicted in Yellowjackets' opening minutes, and who the cult's masked leader is.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Fans Wil Know Who Adult Lottie & Van Are Soon
The show's creators, Bart Nickerson, Asley Lyle, and Jonathan Lisco, talk about their plans to cast the adult versions of Lottie and Van in a recent interview with Variety. Although Nickerson hopes that fans will learn who the new cast members are sooner rather than later, the response is appropriately ambiguous.
"I don't know how close we are to announcing it," Nickerson said. "I will give you probably a too-honest answer. We really hope we're very close. We're really pulling to be close soon."
Yellowjackets Season 2 Update
Yellowjackets Season 2 is set to begin production at the end of August, thus the makers are most likely in the process of acquiring new cast members and finishing the scripts. Lottie (Courtney Eaton), who appears innocuous at first, quickly begins to experience numerous hallucinations and visions and, by the end of Yellowjackets' first season, holds a leadership role within the gang.
Van (Liv Hewson), although coming close to death after being attacked by a wolf, survives the event, but it is unclear what happens to her in the present.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Date
In addition to Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sophie Thatcher, Yellowjackets has a sizable ensemble cast.
Yellowjackets Season 2 has no official release date as of yet, but based on the production schedule, it might happen in the latter part of this year or in the first few months of 2023.