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The American television series Yellowjackets is based on the novel Lord of the Flies and follows four teenagers involved in a plane crash in 1996.

The survivors are left in the Ontario wilderness for 19 months and the show jumps between their time before they were rescued and their current lives in 2021.

Yellowjackets was nominated for a Best Drama Series at the Critics Choice Television Awards.

Network: Showtime

First Episode Date: November 14, 2021


  • Melanie Lynskey (adult Shauna)
  • Sophie Nélisse (teenage Shauna)
  • Tawny Cypress (adult Taissa)
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown (teenage Taissa)
  • Ella Purnell (Jackie)
  • Juliette Lewis (Sophie Thatcher)
  • Christina Ricci (adult Misty)
  • Sammi Hanratty (teenage Misty)
  • Steven Krueger (Ben Scott)
  • Warren Kole (adult Jeff Sadecki)
  • Jack Depew (Jeff Sadecki)

Where to Watch: Showtime

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