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Yellowjackets Season 2 Adds Elijah Wood in Recurring Guest Role

Wood will play a citizen detective in the new season.
  • Elijah Wood (Photo: Steve Mack/Everett Collection)
    Elijah Wood (Photo: Steve Mack/Everett Collection)

    Elijah Wood has been cast in Yellowjackets Season 2. Wood joins newcomers Simone Kessell and Lauren Ambrose in the Showtime drama's sophomore season.

    Wood will appear in a season-long guest role as Walter, a citizen detective who challenges Misty (Christina Ricci) in unexpected ways.

    Yellowjackets follows the story of a New Jersey high school girls' soccer team in the '90s whose plane crashes in the remote northern wilderness. The series jumps back and forth in time, from the immediate aftermath of the crash to 25 years later, when the girls are adults hiding a mysterious secret about what exactly happened to them.

    In addition to Ricci, the series' present-day timeline stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress. The '90s cast includes Ella Purnell, Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sophie Nélisse.

    Yellowjackets Season 1 is streaming on Showtime.

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    TOPICS: Yellowjackets, Showtime, Elijah Wood