WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Yellowjackets Season 1.
Season 1 ended with several cast members unexpectedly leaving the show, including Ella Purnell as Jackie, Jane Widdop as Laura Lee, and Peter Gadiot as Adam. However, the majority of the main actors will return for Yellowjackets Season 2, and then some.
Yellowjackets Season 2: The More, The Merrier
Ashley Lyle, co-creator of Yellowjackets, said that other survivors are "out there" and will "come into play" in Season 2. Lyle teased that the four adult survivors are not the only ones who made it out of the wilds in an interview with ThePlaylist about the Yellowjackets Season 1 finale and what comes next.
"I guess we can tease for Season 2 – you know, there are other survivors out there and that will come into play,” Lyle said.
“And I think that we’re well aware that we’ve maybe tried the viewership’s patience a little bit with our tease of cannibalism in episode one and I’d like to assure everyone that we will not be dragging that out forever, so get ready."
The show is currently looking at the consequences of the team's 19-month stay in the wilderness, the supernatural forces that may have kept them there, and the interpersonal ties that have kept viewers hooked. Although the timeline began in 1996, it appears that the Yellowjackets survivors will be seen more frequently in the present era.
Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Date
There is no specific start date for the filming yet, and delays due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant increase this winter could hinder the start of production. However, if all goes as planned, Yellowjackets Season 2 might be released around the same time as last year, in November or December 2022.
Lyle's comments about Yellowjackets Season 2expanding on the supernatural themes introduced in Season 1, make even more sense when Adult Lottie is added to the mix.
When it comes to whatever she experiences in those woods, Lottie has been demonstrated to have the most profound spiritual connection with it from the start. Although it isn't a real medicine, it's revealed early on in Season 1 that Lottie is taking the drug "Loxipene," which may be based on Loxapine, which is used to treat schizophrenia in the real world.
If Adult Lottie debuts in Yellowjackets Season 2, the writers will be able to go further into her childhood and adult mental health difficulties.
The best part about Yellowjackets is its unpredictability, so perhaps it won't be one of those things, and Season 2 will delve deeper into the supernatural element of the story, revealing a much more evil power behind the show's mysterious happenings.