Samantha Hanratty Teases ‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Is ‘Much Crazier’


This is how you take things to the next level. As the YellowjacketsSeason 2 of cast films Samantha HanrattyShowtime dropped some clues about what fans can expect from the series.

“Oh, I’ll tell you this much, it is so much crazier than I thought it was going to get,” Hanratty, 26, exclusively told Us Weekly at the Television Humanitarian Awards, which was hosted by The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin BronkPresident Tim DalyOn Sunday, September 11, “We’re starting with such a bang this season. I thought we left off on such a high note of like crazy and we’re starting off on just as high of a note and it’s beyond exciting.”

The actress is engaged. Christian DeAndaAlso, he gushed about Elijah WoodJoin the hit TV series’ second season. “My fiancé probably almost like fully fainted when I told him. I literally FaceTimed him and was like, ‘You’ll never guess who’s a part of the show,’” the Arizona native, who plays young Misty, continued. “And it’s so exciting. We haven’t met yet but he was part of the table read and I’m not gonna lie, like, I was low-key just freaking the heck out.”

Samantha Hanratty: 'Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Is 'Much Crazier' Than Expected
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Yellowjackets focuses on a group a teenagers who were involved in a crash that causes a fatality and the aftermath. This series is set decades later. The drama series received six Emmy nominations at 2022 Emmy Awards. It also stars stars Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown Sophie Thatcher.

Hanratty, who was preparing for the awards show, recalled learning that her co-costars were nominated as older Shauna & Misty.

“It was 5 A.M. in Hawaii [when I found out]. My fiancé heard me scream and he’s like, ‘What is happening?’ and I’m shaking. I was on FaceTime with all of the younger cast, the 90s cast,” she detailed. “We’ve got a group chat called the Naughty ’90s and in the Naughty ’90s we’re all talking and it happened. It was just pure joy, pure excitement, and I can’t say I’m that surprised because Melanie is ridiculous fantastic, as is Christina, as is the show. But just knowing that people loved it and received it like I have is amazing.”

Shameless alumnus: One of the best parts YellowjacketsThe fan theories have been fascinating. “There’s some really really good ones that I just find to be so fascinating. I love anything that has to do Misty being an serial killer. I think that could be very spot on,” Hanratty shared with Use. “She’s got a weird dungeon room anyways so why not?”

She continued: “But it’s more fun to figure out did Ben Scott [Steven Krueger] live? Is Ben Scott still alive? We will never know. These are the theories that I love to hear about. One theory that was interesting to me was that Javi was eaten by the bear in the final. [Luciano Leroux]. That’s why the bear is so out of it because it had drugs in its system from Javi. I can’t tell you if it’s true or not but that’s such an interesting theory that is so in-depth.”

Hanratty was recognized by the Creative Coalition while she was taking a break from filming for her philanthropic efforts. “I’m so excited that I get to spread some light on one of my favorite foundations and charities. I’ve been working with the MacPac Foundation for quite a while now,” she added to UseMore information about the event.

Diana Cooper reports