'Yellowjackets' Creators 'Aim to Up the Stakes' in Season 2 (Exclusive)

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Yellowjackets fans, prepare for a wild ride because the show's creators are upping the stakes in season 2. ET's Lauren Zima spoke to Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards Sunday, where they teased what's to come in season 2.

"We can't tease too much," Nickerson admitted. "Hopefully, it'll be good."

"I think I think [what] we can tease, is that we aim to up the stakes in season 2, so, I'm gonna leave it there," Lyle added. "I'm gonna leave you with that."

The series, about a group of soccer players who live through a plane crash and turn to cannibalism to survive, left season 1 on a series of cliffhangers, but Lyle told ET they don't want to leave viewers hanging for too long.

"We are still figuring out exactly when we start filming, but we're looking to get going as quickly as we can," Lyle said about starting production on season 2. "And yes, we will. The cliffhangers will be a big part of it. We don't want to leave anyone hanging for too long."

One of those cliffhangers includes the whereabouts of Ella Purnell's character, Jackie. ET caught up with Purnell on the carpet, where she weighed in on what happened to Jackie and what fans can expect from the next season.

Ella Purnell
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"I can’t tell you! I know things. I know things. But I can’t tell you," a tight-lipped Purnell said. "I’m not saying whether I’m dead or alive, I’m just saying you might see me."

As far as season 2 goes, Purnell told us it's "worth the wait."

The recognition the show has received so far has been huge, with the creators and Purnell marveling at the "insane" moment Yellowjackets has had this year.

"It feels really good. I feel like we'll feel really good about some wins," Nickerson gushed as he took in his first Critics Choice Awards experience. "I feel like this is the most surreal part."

The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards air Sunday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

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