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Everybody's Hiding Something in the Full Dark and Twisty Trailer for 'Yellowjackets' Season Two

The Emmy-nominated hit teases murder, the mysteries of the wilderness and the cost of survival in its latest sneak peek.
By Sarah Ward
March 10, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 10, 2023

If you haven't watched season one of Yellowjackets, which made it one of the best new shows of 2021, the full trailer for season two is here to play catchup. "Once upon a time, there was a place called the wilderness," explains Van (Liv Hewson, Santa Clarita Diet) in the just-dropped sneak peek's opening moments, as a Florence and the Machine cover of No Doubt's 90s hit 'Just a Girl' plays.

"It was beautiful, but it was also violent and misunderstood. And it waited and waited to befriend whoever arrived."

Van offers the above words like she's telling a bedtime tale, but there's nothing cosy about this survivalist hit. The instantly intriguing (and excellent) series follows a New Jersey high school's girls soccer team in the 90s after they crash in the forest and possibly turn to cannibalism — plus the aftermath among the survivors 25 years later. Indeed, already in season one, life and friendship have proven complex for Yellowjackets' core quartet of Shauna (The Last of Us' Melanie Lynskey as an adult, and also The Kid Detective's Sophie Nélisse as a teenager), Natalie (Welcome to Chippendales' Juliette Lewis, plus The Book of Boba Fett's Sophie Thatcher), Taissa (Billions' Tawny Cypress, and also Scream VI's Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Misty (Wednesday's Christina Ricci, as well as Shameless' Samantha Hanratty).

The full setup: back in 1996, en route to a big match in Seattle on a private plane, Shauna, Natalie, Taissa, Misty and the rest of their teammates entered Lost territory. The accident saw everyone who walked away stranded in the wilderness — and those who then made it through that ordeal stuck out there for 19 months, living their worst Alive-meets-Lord of the Flies lives.

Season two will pick up with the 90s-era group still endeavouring to stay alive as the woods get snowier, and that eerie symbol that's always been at the heart of the series pops up in more places. Also in the works, as based on this new trailer plus not one but two glimpses before now: the adult Shauna, Nat and Tai  facing the fallout from their season-one actions — IYKYK — and Misty and newcomer Walter (Elijah Wood, Come to Daddy) playing citizen detectives together.

After getting picked up for a second season because its first was that ace, Yellowjackets will start unfurling its next batch of episodes from Friday, March 24 via Paramount+ in Australia and Neon in New Zealand, as announced in late 2022.

Season two will pick up after a heap of chaos in both timeframes, and with new faces among the cast. Introducing more of the team in their adult guise is very much on the agenda, including Simone Kessell (Muru) playing the older Lottie and Lauren Ambrose (Servant) as the older Van. In their younger years, both characters are played by Australian actors, with Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Lottie and and the aforementioned Hewson as Van.

Also, this won't be the end of the story, with the show already renewed for season three before its second season even airs.

Check out the full trailer for Yellowjackets season two below:

Season two of Yellowjackets will start streaming from Friday, March 24 via Paramount+ in Australia and Neon in New Zealand. Read our review of season one.

Published on March 10, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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