Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Development News - Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci Join Showtime Drama Pilot 'Yellowjackets'

Development News - November 19, 2019

Showtime's Yellowjackets.

  • Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Ella Purnell, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie NĂ©lisse, Steven Krueger and Amy Okuda have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Melanie Lynskey.
  • Lewis (Secrets and Lies) and Thatcher (Prospect) will play the adult and teen versions of Natalie. Despite her natural talent, her punk rock spirit and habit of finding trouble make her the unlikeliest member of the team. As an adult, she struggles to quiet the demons that still haunt her from her time in the wilderness.
  • Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Hanratty (Shameless) will play the adult and teen versions of Misty, the Yellowjackets' equipment manager. Eager to please and easy to overlook, her abundance of team spirit belies a hidden dark side.
  • Purnell (Sweetbitter) will play Jackie, the Yellowjackets' magnetically charismatic, effortlessly popular, occasionally entitled team captain.
  • NĂ©lisse (The Book Thief) will play the teen version of Shauna - played as an adult by Lynskey.
  • Krueger (The Originals) will play Ben Scott, the assistant coach and the object of many an unrequited crush.
  • Okuda (Atypical) will play Cat Wheeler, a history teacher recruited to bolster the female presence on the coaching staff, despite knowing literally nothing about soccer.