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‘Yellowjackets’: Showtime Survival Drama Starring Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci Gets Premiere Date & Trailer


Trauma extends far beyond the fight for survival in the trailer for Showtime’s Yellowjackets, starring Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress.

During its TCA presentation, Showtime unveiled the first look at Yellowjackets. Written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the series is a 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.

“I used to think all the sex, the drinking, the drugs – I used to think I did those things because of what happened out there. What I saw, what I did,” Lewis’ Natalie recalls in the trailer.

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A pact of secrecy, disturbing images of survival and rising tensions fill the teaser as the girls’ past catches up to them.

Showtime also unveiled that Yellowjackets will debut Sunday, November 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series also features Ella Purnell, Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Warren Kole.

Yellowjackets is for Showtime by Entertainment One (eOne). Jonathan Lisco joins Lyle and Nickerson as executive producer and showrunning partner. Karyn Kusama executive produces and directed the pilot. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer.

Watch the trailer above.

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