September 30, 2022
Yellowjackets

The Obi-Wan Kenobi actress takes on the role of the adult Lottie while Courtney Eaton Is upped to series regular for season 2 of Yellowjackets.

The second season of the hit show “Yellowjackets” will be starting production later this month in Vancouver. After the announcement of Lauren Ambrose last week as the adult version of Van, it has been announced that New Zealand actress Simone Kessell has been cast as the adult version of Lottie for the second season. Simone Kessell recently appeared in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as Breha Organa, Princess Leia’s adoptive mother. It has also been revealed that Australian actress Courtney Eaton has been upped to a series regular in her role as the teen version of Lottie.

Simone Kessell - Yellowjackets
Simone Kessell As Breha Organa In Obi-Wan Kenobi, Now Available To Watch On Disney+

THE ANNOUNCEMENT

Paramount+ UK announced today that Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi) is joining the highly anticipated second season of YELLOWJACKETS as Adult Lottie Matthews. In addition, Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), who plays the teen version of Lottie, has been upped to series regular in season two. She joins recently announced Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant), who will play the adult version of Van.

YELLOWJACKETS is nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Melanie Lynskey, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Ricci. YELLOWJACKETS was also nominated for two writing Emmys and earned additional nominations for Directing and Casting. Season one averaged over 5 million weekly viewers across platforms. Produced by studio Entertainment One (eOne), the series will go into production later this month in Vancouver.

Courtney Eaton - Yellowjackets
Courtney Eaton Plays The Teen Version Of Lottie In The Drama Show, Yellowjackets

SIMONE KESSELL

A New Zealand native, Simone Kessell can currently be seen opposite Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi as Breha Organa, mother to Princess Leia as a child. Previous television credits include a recurring role in Taika Watiti’s Our Flag Means Death, as well as Reckoning, The Crossing, Of Kings and Prophets, and Terra Nova. She stars in the upcoming feature Muru, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Simone Kessell received an Australian AACTA Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Outlaws. Other film credits include Andreas, 2:22, The Lovers, Burning Man, and The Informers.

Simone Kessell
Simone Kessell

YELLOWJACKETS

Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), YELLOWJACKETS stars Emmy nominee and Critics Choice Award winner Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Oscar® and Emmy nominee Juliette Lewis (Camping), Emmy nominee Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story, and coming-of-age drama, YELLOWJACKETS 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.

Season one also starred Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter), Samantha Hanratty (SHAMELESS), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Steven Krueger (The Originals) and Warren Kole (Shades of Blue). Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) who plays the teen version of Van, has been upped to series regular in season two. 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.

“Yellowjackets: Season 2” will go before the cameras later this month in Vancouver. The first season is currently available to watch on Paramount Plus. You can sign up and start your 7-day free trial right here.

Source: Paramount Plus UK

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