'Yellowjackets': 5 things to know about Showtime's psychological thriller
Survival dramas may be dime a dozen, but Showtime's latest psychological thriller based on the same template promises a bit more. 'Yellowjackets' is the latest entrant on the network and is studded with some veteran star cast in Oscar and Emmy nominee Juliette Lewis and another Emmy nominee in Christina Ricci.
The show follows a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become survivors of a plane crash. The traumatic events haven't really ended even after they're rescued as the past returns to haunt the four who made it through. The series features two timelines — one that shows the characters as teens, and the other as they're brought back as adults. While we wait for the thriller to drop, here's some content from Showtime worth the binge — 'Billions', 'The End', and 'Your Honour'.
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When will 'Yellowjackets' release and where to watch it?
'Yellowjackets' releases November 14 on Showtime at 10 PM ET.
What is 'Yellowjackets' all about?
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
Who stars in the Showtime thriller?
Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, and Christina Ricci star in key roles. The cast also comprises of Ella Purnell, Sophie Nelisse, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, and Jasmin Savoy Brown.
Karyn Kusama serves as the director for the pilot episode. Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Jonathan Lisco, and Drew Comins serve as Executive Producers.