'Yellow Jackets' Season 2: Lauren Ambrose Talks Joining the Series as an Adult Fan
"Okay, oops, can I be on the show?"
As the premiere date nears, the buzz around the second season of "Yellowjackets" is growing, surrounding Lauren Ambrose's impending role as fan favorite Vanessa "Van" Palmer The news of the adult version's appearance has also attracted widespread attention.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ambrose responded that fans, even a teenage version of Van Liv Hewson, thought she was the perfect casting and addition to the series. She said she was not aware that her name was at the top of any list, fan or official list. "But I've definitely had the experience of watching a show and being like, 'Well, whoops, can I be on this show or what?'" Ambrose said she's also been working with Hewson to put together their version of Van together. "As we speak, it's a process that's happening. Liv has created a beautiful character that doesn't even have to stay. And because of Liv's really cool, beautiful performance, I'm now part of it too. Part of it."
The first season was brutal, as the Yellowjackets, a talented New Jersey high school football team, ended up stranded in the Canadian wilderness after their plane crashed and split apart Divide yourself into different groups. The surviving team members resorted to strategies they never thought they would have to adopt in order to survive. In addition to the flashbacks, Yellowjackets also shows some cut-down versions of the adult Yellowjackets and how they deal with the aftermath of what happened years ago. We're predicting more of the same in season two, and it'll be interesting to see what Ambrose brings to the role of Van.
Not much is known about the second season, except that Christina Ricci, who plays the adult version of Misty Quigley, revealed that the second season will be wilder than the first. The show has been well-received by fans not only for its story and cast performances, but also critically. Yellowjackets, created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, was nominated for seven Emmys and renewed for a third season before its second season premiered. Lead cast includes Steven Kruger (Coach Ben Scott), Warren Cole (Jeff Sadeky), Melanie Lynskey and Sophie Nellis (adult and teen Shawna), Richie and Samantha Hanratty (adult and teen Misty), Juliette Lewis and Sophie Thatcher (adult and teen, Natalie) and Treats and Jasmine Savory i Brown (adult and teen Tessa) will return. Travis Martinez (Kevin Alves) and Lottie Matthews (Courtney Eaton), whose recurring roles in season 1 have been promoted to season 2 main character. Simone Kessel, Elijah Wood, Jason Ritter and Noah Jazz Izman also join the cast.
Yellowjackets Season 2 premieres March 24. While you wait for season two, you can stream Yellowjackets season one on Showtime.