Yellowjackets Is Giving Us 9 Nightmarish Episodes in Season 2

Yellowjackets Is Giving Us 9 Nightmarish Episodes in Season 2

preview for Yellowjackets Season 2 Official Trailer (Showtime/Paramount+)

IT’S ONLY been a year and change since Yellowjackets ended its buzzy and tension-filled first season with a major cliffhanger—but it feels like it’s been closer to a decade. Finally, though, we’re getting a second go-around with the mysterious, Lost-esque, potentially cannibalism-filled adventures of Shauna (Melanie Lynskey and Sophie Nelisse), Taissa (Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown), Natalie (Juliette Lewis and Sophie Thatcher), and Misty (Christina Ricci and Samantha Hanratty).

Of course, when the first season of any show is a success, the second season isn’t just going to run things back the same way; things are going to get bigger, and the stakes are going to get higher. In the case of Yellowjackets, that means that the story is going to get darker, the ’90s jams are going to jam harder, and boy oh boy are the conspiracies going to get wilder.

We’re also adding some very exciting new characters to the mix. Lottie (Courtney Eaton) was one of the show’s most interesting characters in Season 1’s 1996 period (and was at the center of the season’s supernatural mystery and cliffhanager ending), and now we get to meet her in the present day, played with a compelling intrigue by Simone Kessell. We’ll also get to meet the present day version of Van (Liv Hewson), played by Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose. And it’s a good time to be a Yellowjackets fan who also loves Tolkien, because Elijah Wood is joining the cast, playing one of Misty’s fellow citizen detectives who just loves snooping around. That sure sounds like something that will end well!

Which is all to say that we’re just as excited for Season 2 of Yellowjackets as you are. Here’s when we’re going to be able to see every new episode of Showtime’s newest massive hit.

yellowjackets season 2 release schedule episodes

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When is the next episode of Yellowjackets Season 2 coming out?

Each episode of Yellowjackets Season 2 will stream on Showtime Anytime (for those with a cable login) and Paramount+ with Showtime (for subscribers to the app’s $11.99/month tier) on Fridays, starting on March 24. The show will air on linear television on Showtime on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM EST. So that means the next episode will debut on the aforementioned streaming platforms on Friday, April 21, and air on Showtime on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

How many episodes of Yellowjackets Season 2 are left?

Season 2 of Yellowjackets will be 9 episodes in total, and only the first two of those nine have now been released. That means there are five episodes—and sox weeks, because of one hiatus week, of cannibalistic mystery and madness—remaining until the end of the season.

Stream Yellowjackets Season 2 on Paramount+ with Showtime

Stream Yellowjackets Season 2 on Showtime Anytime

Here’s the complete release schedule for Yellowjackets Season 2.

Episode 1 – Now streaming as of March 24

Episode 2 – Now streaming as of March 31

Episode 3 – Now streaming as of April 7

Episode 4 – Now streaming as of April 14, airing on Showtime on April 16

Episode 5 – Streaming on April 21, airing on Showtime on April 23

———-Hiatus Week———-

Episode 6 – Streaming on May 5, airing on Showtime on May 7

Episode 7 – Streaming on May 12, airing on Showtime on May 14

Episode 8 – Streaming on May 19, airing on Showtime on May 21

Episode 9 – Streaming on May 26, airing on Showtime on May 28

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Evan Romano

Evan is the culture editor for Men’s Health, with bylines in The New York Times, MTV News, Brooklyn Magazine, and VICE. He loves weird movies, watches too much TV, and listens to music more often than he doesn’t.

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