'Yellowjackets' Season 2: Will Showtime's Hit Show Get Another Season?

Yellowjackets is one of Showtime's biggest new shows and its first season will come to an end on Sunday, January 16.

The psychological horror follows a team of High School soccer players whose plane crashes while flying over Canada in 1996, and they are forced to do whatever they can to survive in the wilderness for 19 months. The show also charts their lives in 2021.

Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, and Sammi Hanratty take on the roles of Shauna, Taissa, Natalie and Misty in 1996, and Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, and Christina Ricci portray them as adults.

While fans of the show may hope the finale will give answers to some of its biggest mysteries, what they may be more interested to know is whether or not it will get a second season.

Will 'Yellowjackets' Get A Season 2?

Yellowjackets has been critically acclaimed since its release, and has a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Luckily for fans that means Yellowjackets has, in fact, already been renewed for a second season ahead of the first's finale.

Showtime announced that it was renewing the show on December 16, 2021, with Showtime entertainment President Gary Levine calling the program "an unadulterated sensation" for the channel.

In a statement shared by The Hollywood Reporter, he explained: "We are overwhelmed by both the acclaim and the audience response to our series, including several 'Best of 2021' lists, a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and snowballing viewership.

"Clearly there is a hunger for originality and audacity, and our incredible showrunners Ashley [Lyle], Bart [Nickerson] and Jonathan [Lisco], along with their pitch-perfect cast, have delivered that and so much more. I can't wait to see the surprises they have in store for us in season two."

Lyle and Nickerson originally pitched the show as having five seasons, so fans will no doubt be overjoyed to hear there is a clear plan in place for the series.

In an interview with Comicbook.com, Savoy Brown also confirmed the five-season plan for Yellowjackets, but admitted that she wasn't aware of what would happen in future seasons, yet.

She explained: "Here's the truth: I don't know the answer to a lot of the questions. I only know as far as the end of Season 1 and they have five seasons already written out in their head.

"So I only know the answers up to the end of Season 1 and no, no one's gotten it right. Literally, I have not seen a single correct theory, which is pretty cool."

The finale for Yellowjackets Season 1 airs on Showtime on Sunday, January 16, at 12:01 a.m. ET.

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Sophie Nelisse as Teen Shauna and Courtney Eaton as Teen Lottie in Yellowjackets Season 1. Kailey Schwerman/Showtime