“Yellowjackets” is released, an unmissable survival thriller

Paramount+ presents the Showtime drama series” “Yellowjackets,” created and produced by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (“Narcos”). It premieres this November 15 and has already generated great expectations. It stars Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Juliette Lewis (Camping), Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). Jonathan Lisco (Animal Kingdom, Halt and Catch Fire) joins Lyle and Nickerson to serve as executive producer and showrunning partner.

The cast is completed by Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter), Sammi Hanratty (Shameless), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Steven Krueger (The Originals) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). It was produced for Showtime by Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) and Drew Comins of Creative Engine, who also serves as executive producer. “How would you survive if you were in the forest? How would you feed yourself? Who would be the weak link?” says Lewis and continues, “I like the series because it shows a great friendship developing. It’s a bit hard, they were united by a traumatic experience, a traumatic event. And then that kind of thing is really interesting,” Lynskey and Lewis say in a roundtable for the press, which Filo.News was able to participate in.

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“What I liked about the script was how well it was laid out, each of the characters felt like real people, there weren’t any kind of stereotypes and, as women, it was really nice to read a group of female characters where everyone was so specific and interesting,” adds Lynskey.Se is a survival story that mixes psychological terror and drama around a team of talented high school soccer players who become in the (unfortunate) survivors of a plane crash deep in Ontario’s remote northern desert. 

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“I’m a girl from New Jersey. So the fact that I played the Jersey girl is pretty amazing, but she’s also very confident and competitive and I consider myself that way. It was a dream job, to be surrounded by incredible talent,” Cypress said. Yes, I’m also from New Jersey. So that was exciting,” Ricci added, adding, “I don’t like playing nice characters. I feel like it’s a great work of art. The audience decides how they feel and will feel intrigued and won’t walk away from the story just because they can’t relate to the character. To be able to play a person like this was really great for me.” The series chronicles the decline of a complicated but thriving team to wild clans, while illustrating their lives they try to rebuild 25 years later; however, the past is never really past and what began in the desert is far from over.

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“It’s a story of trauma and the traumas that many of us suffered in our childhood, in our adolescence, how we take those who are with us into our adult lives,” Krueger reflects. Krueger then comments, “I grew up with a father who is a pilot. I used to be scared by turbulence, but I remember my father telling me that planes are like tanks on the ground, they’re meant to be structurally well, so from there I never panicled.” The series is now available to marathon on the streaming platform. What did you think of the story? What would you do if you were in that situation?
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