Showtime orders Christina Ricci’s survival-drama "Yellowjackets" to series. https://t.co/jUS2huDIF1— Slanted (@theslanted) December 18, 2020
Showtime gave a series order to the survival drama “Yellowjackets,” slated to premiere in 2021. Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson created and executive produced the one-hour drama series, which will star Melanie Lynskey, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee Juliette Lewis, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci, and Tawny Cypress. The series also features Ella Purnell, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger, and Jasmin Savoy Brown.
“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.”