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Yellowjackets - Season 2 Premiere Breaks Streaming Record on Showtime

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Emmy(R) Nominated Drama Delivers Top Season Two Premiere Across Platforms for the Network Since 2012
LOS ANGELES - March 27, 2023 - The Emmy-nominated, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME hit drama YELLOWJACKETS premiered its second season with nearly 2 million viewers across platforms, the best season two premiere for the network in more than 10 years and nearly double the series premiere audience.

"YELLOWJACKETS broke records as the most streamed SHOWTIME debut ever thanks to Ashley, Bart, Jonathan and our extraordinary ensemble cast who brought season two to even greater heights," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks. "By tapping into our proven strategy of promoting series across our full portfolio of brands at Paramount Media Networks, we successfully broadened the reach and brought new viewers into this incredible series that deftly combines psychological horror, dark comedy and coming-of-age drama."

Additional highlights below:

· +110% up from series premiere in November 2021, breaking the record on streaming and on-demand platforms previously set by DEXTER(R): NEW BLOOD

· +40% up from YELLOWJACKETS season one finale in cross-platform viewing

· No. 1 season debut ever for SHOWTIME on streaming and on-demand platforms

Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos) and produced for SHOWTIME by studio Entertainment One (eOne), YELLOWJACKETS is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco; Drew Comins of Creative Engine, Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson and Karyn Kusama. The series stars Emmy nominee Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Oscar(R) and Emmy nominee Juliette Lewis (Camping), Emmy nominee Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant) and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi) have also joined the second season as series regulars, along with Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) in a season-long guest arc. Season two also stars Sophie NĂ©lisse (The Book Thief), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Samantha Hanratty (SHAMELESS), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet), Steven Krueger (The Originals), Warren Kole (Shades of Blue) and Kevin Alves.

In 2022, YELLOWJACKETS was nominated for seven Emmy awards in the drama categories, including nods for series, lead actress (Lynskey), supporting actress (Ricci), directing (Kusama). The series also received two nominations for writing, one for Lyle and Nickerson, the other for Lyle, Nickerson and Lisco.

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