yellow jackets spoilers follow.
yellow jackets found her adult Lottie in Obi Wan Kenobi star Simone Kessell, who joined the cast of the show’s second season.
The New Zealand actress is set to play an older version of the character – and a villain? – played by Courtney Eaton in the first season (via Variety).
Set in two different timelines, Showtime’s teen survival drama follows a New Jersey high school football team whose plane crashes on their way to a national tournament. In the wilderness, the girls and their trainer must fend for themselves, while supernatural events and conflicts risk dividing the group.
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In the present, viewers got to meet the adult versions of four characters, played by Melanie Lynskey (Shauna), Christina Ricci (Misty), Juliette Lewis (Natalie), and Tawny Cypress (Taissa).
As events unfold, jumping from one timeline to another, Lottie is assumed to be the mastermind that threatens the adult survivors. In the past, the increasingly unhinged character is also revealed to be Queen Antler, a mysterious figure who is in charge of a cannibalistic ritual in the first episode.
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It looks like season two will give way to a little high school showdown as another adult character is about to make a return.
Alongside Kessell, ServantLauren Ambrose has been cast as the adult Van, whose teenage version is played by Santa Clarita Dietit’s Liv Hewson.
While season two is guaranteed to have a lot going for it, fans better be patient as the new episode won’t air until next year. Earlier this month, co-creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson explained that production should begin soon with a potential early 2023 release date in mind.
“It’s a deeply serialized story, and we wanted to make sure we didn’t rush it and get it right. And so this was the first time we were able to accomplish that,” Lyle said.
yellow jackets is available on Sky and NOW in the UK, and Showtime in the US.