Yellowjackets spoilers follow.
Yellowjackets has found his adult Lottie in Obi-Wan Kenobi star Simone Kessell, who has joined the cast for the show’s second season.
The New Zealand actress will star as an older version of the character – and the villain? – played by Courtney Eaton in the first season (via Variety).
Set in two different timelines, Showtime’s teen survival drama follows a New Jersey high school football team whose plane crashes en route to a national tournament. In the wilderness, the girls and their trainer must fend for themselves, while supernatural events and conflicts risk tearing the group apart.
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In the present, viewers got to meet the adult versions of four characters, played by Melanie Lynskey (Shauna), Christina Ricci (Misty), Juliette Lewis (Natalie) and Tawny Cypress (Taissa).
As events unfold, jumping from one timeline to another, Lottie is implied to be the mastermind who threatens the adult survivors. Previously, the increasingly unhinged character was also revealed to be the Antler Queen, a mysterious figure responsible for a cannibalistic ritual in the first episode.
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It looks like season two will give way to a little high school showdown as another adult character is set to make a comeback.
Next to Kessell, ServantLauren Ambrose has been cast as the adult Van, whose teenage version is being played Santa Clarita Dietis Liv Hewson.
While season two is sure to have a lot on its plate, fans should be patient as the new installment won’t air until next year. Earlier this month, co-creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson explained that production will begin soon with an early 2023 potential release date in mind.
“It’s a deeply serialized story and we wanted to make sure that we didn’t rush it and that we got it right. And so this was the earliest we could achieve that,” Lyle said.
Yellowjackets is available on Sky and NOW in the UK, and Showtime in the US.