There are certain things you can do to instantly grab my attention to your project. Put Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci in it, have Destroyer and Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama on the pilot, and give it a Lord of the Flies-esque premise. The Showtime series Yellowjackets has all of that and the new trailer has convinced me it’s time to get a network subscription.
Yellowjackets stars Lynskey, Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, and Sammi Hanratty, and centers on the survivors of a plane crash 25 years earlier. Each was a member of a female high school soccer team, and had to go to terrible lengths to survive the harsh elements and the wilderness.
The series takes place both in the past and the present, and features some very suggestive imagery. Are we looking at Alive 2.0 here?
Showtime debuts Yellowjackets on November 14th.
Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, 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.