Yellowjackets Co-Creator Thanks Team, Viewers; No Fan of Death Threats
Yellowjackets co-creator Ashley Lyle's series of heartfelt tweets thanked the team behind the Showtime series & the fans for making it a hit.
Okay, just so we're clear? There are NO SPOILERS in this post about the second season of Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson's (Narcos) Yellowjackets wrapping up this weekend (though expect Bleeding Cool to share its thoughts on the matter on Sunday night). What we do have is a message from Lyle via Twitter thanking the "incredible writers, cast, and crew who worked their absolute asses off to continue telling this story." While noting that getting "death threats" is a part of the showrunner job they would prefer to do without, Lyle understands & appreciates how passionate the fanbase is and "how grateful we are for everyone who spent their valuable time with us." As for what viewers can expect moving forward (once AMPTP comes to its senses)? "Are we gonna get weirder? Probably! Will the fallout of *redacted*'s death affect our (anti)heroes in massive ways? Will our girls' struggle to survive against the elements (and themselves) get even down and dirtier? Do we still have to tell the story of Pit Girl? You betcha!" Lyle teased in a series of posts that are definitely worth checking out.
Here's a look at the first and last tweets in Lyle's six-tweet message thanking everyone who's made the show a success and allowed them the opportunity to continue telling their tales for a third season (with the full text of the message in-between):
So, I know some people really enjoyed the #Yellowjackets finale… and some people… did not (is getting death threats a showrunner right of passage? Because i can live without that one!) But I would love to take a moment to thank everyone who came on this ride with us
Especially our incredible writers, cast, and crew who worked their absolute asses off to continue telling this story. Whatever your thoughts (and you're allowed to have them, whatever they are!) these people worked SO HARD to make this show.
We're really proud of what this group of artists accomplished, and are really excited to continue telling the story of these fucked up women (plus, ya know, Jeff & Travis & Ben & Walter & Randy, bless their hearts) as soon as we can (hi, AMPTP!).
Are we gonna get weirder? Probably! Will the fallout of *redacted*'s death affect our (anti)heroes in massive ways? Will our girls' struggle to survive against the elements (and themselves) get even down and dirtier? Do we still have to tell the story of Pit Girl? You betcha!
In short, making a show is wild. It can be thrilling and sometimes heartbreaking. And as an obsessive tv watcher myself, I know that being a fan is weirdly similar. Just know how grateful we are for everyone who spent their valuable time with us.
If it brought you joy, or made you laugh, or think, or cry, or just provided a respite from real life, that makes all the craziness feel worth while. All we can do is tell the story we needed to tell. Here's to S3, hive. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ.
Yellowjackets: What You Need to Know About Season 2
Created by Lyle and Nickerson, Showtime's Yellowjackets stars Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Juliette Lewis (Camping), Christina Ricci (Wednesday), and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). The second season cast also includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant), Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Elijah Wood ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Samantha Hanratty (Shameless), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet), Steven Krueger (The Originals), Warren Kole (Shades of Blue), Kevin Alves (), Nicole Maines (Supergirl), François Arnaud (Schitt's Creek), and Nia Sondaya (taking over the role of Teen Akilah, replacing Keeya King in a recasting).
Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story& coming-of-age drama, Showtime's 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 that what began out in the wilderness is far from over. Showtime's Yellowjackets is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson, and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer, with Karyn Kusama directing the pilot. The series is produced for Showtime by studio Entertainment One (eOne).
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