Yellowjackets is a certified success on all fronts for Showtime.
Showtime has revealed that the series is the second-most streamed series in network history, only behind the new limited series, Dexter: New Blood.
The series has averaged over 5 million weekly viewers across platforms, which is the highest for a freshman series on the network since Billions in 2016.
The Yellowjackets season 1 finale garnered 1.3 million viewers across platforms on Sunday alone, more than doubling its audience from the series premiere. The network also says the show’s streaming viewership has quadrupled over the course of the season. The show was renewed for a second season last year.
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Nélisse, Samantha Hanratty, Ella Purnell, Sophie Thatcher, Steven Krueger and Warren Kole.
“We are thrilled, to say the least, at the phenomenon that is YELLOWJACKETS,” said Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “The wild success of the series in viewership and reviews has been exciting, but what’s been most exciting is watching YELLOWJACKETS explode in the collective zeitgeist – seeing the fans’ unbridled passion for the characters, endless theories about the mystery and even their abundant fan art. This kind of show is magic in a bottle, and we want to thank and congratulate Ashley, Bart, Jonathan and the entire cast and crew for the role they played in its creation. It’s a massive understatement to say that we can’t wait for next season.”
“Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama,” the series “is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.”
The series is produced for Showtime by studio Entertainment One (eOne), YELLOWJACKETS is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. Karyn Kusama also executive produced and directed the pilot. Drew Comins of Creative Engine also serves as executive producer.