What Really Happened out There?
Yellowjackets is a show about a soccer team that crashes in the wilderness in the 90’s and are stuck for over a year. A second timeline follows where they are adults in present day and are haunted by their pasts. The trailer for season two dropped and there is both so much and nothing shown in the trailer.
The trailer focuses heavily on the snow, landscape, and scope of the location. The team does explore in season one, but it seems as if they are going to venture out more this season. It appears that the snow is a character itself and part of the story. It also seems to be apparent that weather will be their biggest adversary.
New & Old Faces
We see the return of Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Steven Krueger, Warren Cole, Courtney Eaton, and Liv Hewson are all coming back in their respective roles. Newcomers among the cast include Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, and Elijah Wood.
The trailer depicts a lot of the team in the past and present timeline, so we can expect a similar formula like the first season being both flashbacks and present day. Having confirmation of adult Lottie and Van is interesting because that means they escape. Other Yellowjacket girls also appear to have more screen time and Elijah Wood was cast who may be a friend of adult Misty’s.
Versez le Sang mes Beaux Amis
An interesting motif in the trailer and previous season is eating, meal sharing, and drinking together. There are a few shots in the trailer of this and it happens in season one quite frequently. The viewer can only wonder if this season will explain the implications any further and reveal everything they had to do to survive. Being winter, food will be scarce.
What Does it Mean?
The sign makes its appearance again. We do not know what it means and the Yellowjackets do not seem to either. It was extremely prevalent in season one and seems to be related to everything. It could be the key to figuring out what is happening in present day, as the trailer talks about darkness and the sign comes up again in the present day.
Book Club Will Meet Again Soon
This trailer and season seem to be leading to a much more expansive look at what happened to the team, more explored in the present day timeline, and the surrounding landscape. We do see the cabin, plane, lake, and parts of the forest in season one and there are a lot of implications with the adult cast. Yellowjackets season two is coming to Showtime on March 24th, 2023.
Yellowjackets (2023) Official Showtime Trailer