Showtime has a show that sounds very compelling on the way titled, Yellowjackets. The series stars the very awesome Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis. The plot focuses on a soccer team that has to survive after a plane crash doing whatever it takes and sort of going Lord of the Flies in the process. It later focuses on what the survivors have to live with and to keep secret in order to live a normal life. The result is a genre-bending series that is equal parts psychological horror and coming of age story… but with cannibalism.
The synopsis for Showtime’s Yellowjackets goes like this:
A team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness. The series will chronicle their descent from a complicated but thriving team to warring, cannibalistic 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.
This series sounds fantastic and the short teaser that we get of the two facing off gives us the vibe that Ricci will play the villain and Lewis is the protagonist that has had to live with the crazy shit that was forced upon them to survive.
The series also stars Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nelisse, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. The pilot episode is directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Destroyer)
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Yellowjackets premieres on Showtime beginning Nov. 14.