Yellowjackets, an American drama created for Showtime by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, first aired on November 14, 2021. The first season consists of a total of 10 episodes. By December 16, 2021, the show already renewed for a second season. Though Yellowjackets has been renewed for a second season, it is unknown when it will actually be released. As of May 2022, they had just started with the scripts and had not started filming anything at all.
Yellowjackets takes place in 1996 and follows a team of high school soccer players. In the series, it shows the team flying to Seattle, Washington to compete in a national tournament. Although, in their flight over, as they are flying over Canada, their plane crashes. The plane ends up crashing deep into the woods in the middle of nowhere. Yellowjackets shows the members of the team that survived, and their struggle to stay alive for a whole 19 months. The series also shows their current lives after they made it out of the woods, and how they are doing after the fact as of 2021.
Though Yellowjackets is not based on a true story, it has taken huge inspiration from the real plane crash that did happen, known as the Flight 571 tragedy. In this show you see the players resulting to violent and cannibalistic behaviors whilst struggling in the cold and harsh weather, which widely relates to the Flight 571 tragedy events.
Overall, since Yellowjackets release, the reviews are extremely good regarding every aspect of the show. Critics have not hesitated to praise the actors in this series for their incredible performance. Critics have stated that the cast that plays in the flashbacks did an absolutely phenomenal job. Above all, they stated that they did a fantastic job mimicking the personalities of their present day selves and that the personalities were completely spot on.
The tournament is approaching and when traveling the plane crashes leaving them stranded for 19 months.
Misty’s knowledge of first aid ends up saving people during the crash.
Taissa convinces everyone to travel to a lake where they find a cabin with a dead body. In present day, Taissa’s opponents slanders her stating she’s a cannibal.
They find a firearm with a lot of ammo to begin learning to hunt.
Tensions start to rise after being stranded whilst the group starts turning on each other.
They kill a maggot infested deer, and Lottie agrees to get baptized.
Some of the group goes on a mission to find a way out of the woods.
“Flight of the Bumblebee”
Laura tries to fly the aircraft out of the woods.
The team decides to have a homecoming party.
“Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”
They kill a bear and believe Lottie has supernatural powers.
Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 70 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.1/10. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 78 out of 100 based on 28 critics.
Melanie Lynskey and Sophie Nélisse as the adult and teenage versions of Shauna.
Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown as the adult and teenage versions of Taissa.
Ella Purnell as Jackie.
Juliette Lewis and Sophie Thatcher as the adult and teenage versions of Natalie
Christina Ricci and Sammi Hanratty as the adult and teenage versions of Misty.
Steven Krueger as Ben Scott.
Warren Kole and Jack Depew as the adult and teenage versions of Jeff Sadecki.
Courtney Eaton as Lottie.
Liv Hewson as Van.
Keeya King as Akilah.
Kevin Alves as Travis.
Jane Widdop as Laura Lee.
Alexa Barajas as Mari.
Rekha Sharma as Jessica Roberts.
Sarah Desjardins as Callie.
Rukiya Bernard as Simone.
Luciano Leroux as Javi.
Aiden Stoxx as Sammy.
Alex Wyndham as Kevyn.
Peter Gadiot as Adam.
Carlos Sanz as Coach Martinez.
Tonya Cornelisse and Pearl Amanda Dickson as the adult and teenage versions of Allie.
Jeff Holman and Riley Baron as the adult and teenage versions of Randy Walsh, Jeff’s best friend.