One of the best thriller series of recent years is returning to screens very soon 8 months ago

One of the best thriller series of recent years is returning to screens very soon

Its first season scored a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

A new trailer has hit the web for the second season of Yellowjackets, one of the best thriller series of recent years.


For those unaware, the show centres around a team of New Jersey high school girls' soccer players whose plane crashes while flying over Canada to attend a tournament in 1996. Stuck deep in the wilderness, the team members are left stranded for 19 months.

The series chronicles their attempts to stay alive, while also jumping forward in time to follow a handful of the survivors in 2021 who begin to be blackmailed by a mysterious figure for something bad that happened while they were in the wilderness.

Featuring amongst its cast Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us) and Tawny Cypress (House of Cards) as the adult survivors, the series comes from Narcos writers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.

Premiering in 2021, Yellowjackets' first season earned rave reviews, scoring a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. In particular, critics praised the show's unique blend of different genres, its incredible performances and its unpredictably twisty mystery.


The series' second season will premiere in Ireland on 24 March on Paramount+ and will see Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Lauren Ambrose (Servant) added to the cast.

You can check out the trailer for the sophomore batch of Yellowjackets episodes, which is set to a haunting cover of No Doubt's 'Just a Girl' by Florence and the Machine, right here:

Earlier in the week, JOE covered the trailers for Prime Video's expensive new series Citadel and the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence comedy film No Hard Feelings in separate articles.


Meanwhile, here are some of the other big trailers released in the world of movies and TV this week.


Starting with movies, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans star in this romantic comedy/action-adventure coming to Apple TV+ on 21 April.



This indie comedy sees Owen Wilson play a fictional painter loosely based on Bob Ross and will be released in the UK and Ireland sometime after coming out in the States on 7 April.

Praise This

In this musical film coming to Peacock on 7 April, youth choirs gather together for a competition.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Seth Rogen produces and is one of the voices in this animated reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out in Irish cinemas on 4 August.

Barry Season 4

Moving onto TV, Bill Hader's dark hitman comedy returns for its fourth and final season on 16 April in the US. It will premiere on Irish television sometime after.

I'm a Virgo

From filmmaker Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), this series follows a 13-foot-tall black man (Jharrel Jerome) who lives in California and will arrive on Prime Video "soon".

Jury Duty

Westworld star James Marsden is among the people featured in this new docu-style comedy series that follows the workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of Ronald Gladden, a juror who is unaware the entire case is fake.

"Everyone except [Ronald] is an actor, and everything that happens is carefully planned," the plot synopsis for the show reads.

Jury Duty will be released in Ireland, sometime after its US premiere on 7 April.

Kin Season 2

This hit RTÉ crime drama returns for a second season on 19 March.


In this Apple TV+ sci-fi series premiering on 5 May, people live in a giant silo underground with several regulations which they believe are in place to protect them from the toxic and ruined world on the surface.

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