Yellowjackets Season 3 News & Update: Season 2 Additions + Renewal News Scoop

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Yellowjackets is grabbing attention for all the right reasons. The survival thriller has not only recruited Jason Ritter (Melanie Lynskey's husband) to its Season 2 cast but it has also been renewed for a third season. Find out more about both Season 2 and Yellowjackets Season 3 on Showtime below.

Jason Ritter’s Role in Yellowjackets Season 2

Ritter will appear as a guest star in the second season of Yellowjackets, it was confirmed earlier this week.

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Ritter, Lynskey's real-life husband, has previously appeared in Freddy vs. Jason, A Million Little Things, and other films. This is Lynskey's second project in which Ritter has appeared or been announced in the last year. The actor has previously appeared in Peacock's Candy, which also stars Lynskey.

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The announcement of Ritter is the most recent casting news for the much anticipated second season. The series has also added Elijah Wood, Lauren Ambrose, and Simone Kessell.

Yellowjackets Season 3 Update

The popular thriller series was given a third season order by Showtime before the start of its second season. In a statement, Showtime and Paramount Media Networks president and CEO Chris McCarthy said: "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."

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Widespread praise for the show's debut season led to seven Emmy nominations, including seven for Drama Series and Melanie Lynskey's Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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Yellowjackets Season 2 Release Date

Yellowjackets Season 2 will premiere on Showtime on March 24 for streaming and on-demand subscribers and on Showtime on March 26. The series' casting directors are Libby Goldstein and Junie Lowry-Johnson.

Yellowjackets was created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. It follows “a wildly talented high school girl soccer team [that] becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.”

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