Showtime‘s hit series “Yellowjackets” is getting ready to begin production on Season 2, and Variety reports today that Simone Kessell (“Obi-Wan”) has joined the ensemble.
Simone Kessell will be playing the adult version of Lottie in “Yellowjackets” Season 2, one of the young survivors of the plane crash that set the story into motion in the 1990s.
Courtney Eaton will continue to play Lottie as a teenager in Season 2, with the character’s return in the present day teased in the Season 1 finale of “Yellowjackets.”
Variety reminds, “In the wilderness, off her medication, Lottie became an increasingly divisive member of the group. She appeared to have visions of the future, and began to attract followers among them. The final image of the season was of Eaton’s Lottie placing a bear’s bloody heart in a tree-stump altar, with Misty and Van behind her.
“Earlier, she was also revealed to be the mysterious Antler Queen, who was seen in the pilot overseeing a cannibalistic feast among the girls.”
Announced last week, Lauren Ambrose (“Servant”) is playing adult Van in Season 2.
The series was created by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (“Narcos”), described as being “equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama.”
Chatting with Variety, the team recently promised “Yellowjackets” Season 2 will take us into a harsh winter, suggesting we’re in store for an even more horrifying second season.
“We are definitely re-visiting the winter storyline,” Ashley Lyle told Variety. “We’ve been calling Season 2, ‘The Winter of Their Discontent.’”
“Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.”
Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, and Juliette Lewis star.