The series, Yellowjackets 2, returns in force

March 9, 20233224 min

Showtime has released the trailer for season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series “Yellowjackets,” accompanied by Florence + the Machine’s new cover of No Doubt’s 1995 hit “Just a Girl.”

Fear is everywhere in this psychological origin series that follows a high school soccer team that survives a plane crash in 1996, only to be abandoned deep in the Canadian woods. Through a mix of flashbacks and present day footage, the series shows how the athletes went from an elite team to a savage clan.

Yellowjackets’ Season 2 begins again 60 days after Shauna ignored Jackie, which had negative consequences. Tensions have risen within the team and winter conditions have intensified, forcing the girls to make impossible decisions to survive.

Yellowjackets’ Season 2 stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress. Lauren Ambrose (as adult Van) and Simone Kessell (as adult Lottie) have joined the series as regulars and Elijah Wood has guest starred for a season. Sophie NĂ©lisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole and Kevin Alves are also featured in this second season. Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson created the series and serve as directors and executive producers along with colleague Jonathan Lisco. Creative Engine’s Drew Comins also serves as executive producer along with Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson and Karyn Kusama.

Florence the Machine’s new, darker “Just a Girl,” produced by Florence Welch and Mark Bowen of Idles, was released along with the trailer and is available for streaming and download.

“I’m a huge fan of the ‘Yellowjackets’ and that musical era, and that song in particular had a huge impact on my childhood. So I was thrilled to be asked to perform it in a ‘deeply disturbing’ way for the show,” Florence Welch said of the cover. “We tried to add elements of horror to this iconic song to fit the tone of the show. And as someone whose first musical love was pop-punk and Gwen Stefani, it was a dream job.”

The “Yellowjackets” series will be available on demand and streaming on March 24 for Showtime subscribers, and will air on Showtime’s linear channel on March 26. Check out the trailer below.

Aviva Smadja

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