On Saturday, June 11, 2022, SHOWTIME® hosted the FYC event for hit drama series YELLOWJACKETS. The red carpet, screening and reception were held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
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.
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), YELLOWJACKETS stars Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable), with Emmy® nominee Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Oscar® and Emmy® nominee Juliette Lewis (Camping). Both the series and Lynskey have received Critics’ Choice nominations, with Lynskey winning for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Season one also stars Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter), Samantha Hanratty (SHAMELESS), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Steven Krueger (The Originals) and Warren Kole (Shades of Blue).
Produced for SHOWTIME by studio Entertainment One (eOne), YELLOWJACKETS is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. Karyn Kusama also executive produced and directed the pilot. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer.