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Showtime Renews 'Yellowjackets' Series for Season 2 After Airing Just 5 Episodes

Showtime Renews 'Yellowjackets' Series for Season 2 After Airing Just 5 Episodes

The new Showtime series Yellowjackets has been renewed for a second season!

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, and Tawny Cypress star in the new series, which has only aired five episodes so far in season one.

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.

Showtime’s President of Entertainment, Gary Levine, has raved about the show’s success. Over four million people have watched the premiere already!

“It’s done extremely well in terms of streaming subscriptions,” Levine told Deadline. “It was our second biggest series debut ever on streaming, and it’s grown each week on streaming by double digit percentages. In terms of acclaim, in terms of buzz – no pun intended — and in terms of hard numbers, this show has just exploded. For it to be embraced as quickly and as deeply as it was by both audiences and critics alike, that’s a little like catching lightning in a bottle — you can never anticipate that but boy, it’s awfully sweet when it rarely happens.”

The show airs on Sunday nights at 10pm on Showtime!

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