Now that the season finale of Yellowjackets has premiered, fans are dying to know how long we have to wait for Yellowjackets season 2 to debut. With the ongoing pandemic and changing television landscape, sometimes we end up waiting more than one year, or even several years, between seasons. Will that be the case for the hit Showtime drama?
Thankfully, no. According to a recent interview with Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine, the executives want to keep Yellowjackets on an annual cycle, meaning they hope to have it premiere around the same time every year.
That’s pretty standard for most television shows, but some prestige dramas, especially when they have star-studded casts or tricky productions (like The Witcher, Stranger Things, etc.), take a long time to create new episodes.
Considering Yellowjackets shoots in the woods and has a cast filled with rising stars and notable A-list actresses, it’s understandable there would be concerns the series wouldn’t return until at least 2023. But Levine told Vulture that he doesn’t want the show to lose its incredible momentum.
When can we expect Yellowjackets season 2 to premiere?
It sounds like the showrunners and writers already know where they’re taking season 2 as the show was initially pitched with a five-season arc. So far, it sounds like everyone is on board with maintaining that plan.
Regarding the show returning for its sophomore season, Levine says:
"“We are working towards a premiere at the end of 2022. We’d love to stay on an annual cycle. I think our audiences deserve that, and I also think that when you have a show that has this kind of a momentum, you don’t want to let it dissolve.”"
So it sounds like we can expect Yellowjackets to return in December, which would align with its season one premiere last year. Of course, this is dependent on the pandemic and COVID stressors. There is no word yet on when production for the new season will begin, but it should be within the next few months.
You can currently stream the entire first season of Yellowjackets on Showtime.