While there’s no shortage of premium TV content to enjoy, a few new titles have become critically acclaimed sensations over the past year. Showtime’s drama series Yellowjackets is in that category, thanks to its thrilling mystery and outstanding cast of actors. Yellowjackets just cast a surprise adult survivor for Season 2, and the actor is perfect.
Yellowjackets has two leadings casts: one ensemble plays the the titular team as they attempt to survive in the Canadian wilderness back in 1996, while the other play the survivors as adults in the present day. There are some icons of stage in the latter group, and now another is joining in on the fun. Six Feet Under and Servant actress Lauren Ambrose is playing an adult version of Van.
This thrilling update is sure to turn a few heads, as it seemingly confirms that Liv Hewson’s character ends up surviving her time in the woods. Lauren Ambrose is a stellar talent to join the cast, and it should be fascinating to see her play alongside the likes of Cristina Ricci and Juliette Lewis. Ambrose will be a series regular for Season 2 of Yellowjackets, while Hewson also got a promotion and will go from guest star to series regular.
There’s no telling what Lauren Ambrose will bring to the role of adult Van, but we’ve seen the character have a really rough go so far while trying to survive in the woods. In Season 1 she survived the plane crash, a devastating wolf attack, and nearly burning to death twice. And that’s not even taking into account the future ritual cannibalism that’s coming down the line in Yellowjackets. As such, Van should be rocking some serious physical and emotional scars from her time in the woods.
While the first season of Yellowjackets only feature a handful of survivors in the present day, it became clear that more members of the team were out there. Fans have had a great time theorizing about what happened in the woods, and which survivors we might meet as adults. And now we know exactly who will be sharing the role of Van with Liv Hewson.
More to come…