Showtime’s Yellowjackets is back for a second season, and Variety reports that Lauren Ambrose (Servant) has joined the cast. If you want to go into the season totally spoiler-free, stop reading here, because Ambrose’s casting suggests that one pivotal player whose fate remained uncertain at the end of Season 1 did indeed make it out of the woods alive.
Ambrose will be playing the adult version of Vanessa “Van” Palmer in Season 2 of Yellowjackets! Van survived both the initial plane crash and a horrifying attack by wolves in the first season. She was also in a relationship with Taissa, but since we know that Taissa later married someone else, we’re left to wonder what happened to the pair in the interim—and what the appearance of 25-years-later Van might mean for Taissa.
Liv Hewson, who plays the teenage Van, will be returning as a series regular. Production on Season 2 of Yellowjackets is set to get underway in Vancouver later this month.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)