In the Season 2 trailer for Showtime’s popular series “Yellowjackets,” which was released on Thursday, the women and girls continue to play around with the shadows. The eerie trailer opens with the scarred Van, played by Liv Hewson as a teenager, telling a fireside story about the “wilderness,” which is another name for the harsh forest the soccer team is still trapped in following the terrifying plane crash from last season. She describes the wilderness as being beautiful, violent, and “misunderstood.”
Van adds cryptically, “And it waited and waited to befriend whoever came. The trailer not only reveals Van as an adult, played by Lauren Ambrose of “Six Feet Under,” but it also makes it clear that Lottie (Courtney Eaton), who was previously only depicted as her goofy teen self, made it through the ordeal the Yellowjackets endured. Simone Kessell portrays the role as an adult.
During a particularly contentious exchange between the adult survivors, someone says, “Lottie can help us.” The Lottie who was committed to a mental institution in Switzerland, Lottie?, franticly exclaims Christina Ricci’s Misty. The “Yellowjackets” trailer also reveals Taissa’s (Tawny Cypress) significant and ongoing mental issues as well as adult Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) subtly admitting to her murderous ways to her daughter. This is all set to a seductive new cover of No Doubt’s signature hit “Just a Girl” by none other than Florence + The Machine.
After haunting chats
After the teen family hauntingly chants, “We hear the wilderness, and it hears us,” a brief clip near the end shows the younger Misty (Samantha Han ratty) and Van shouldering a log… with a person tied to it. Someone says in voice-over, “I think she’s gonna get a lot worse out here,” which essentially no one who has been watching the show finds shocking. Elijah Wood, a new cast member of “Yellowjackets,” is also present in season 2. On March 24, Showtime will debut it.