I write about TV and even I think Yellowjackets season 2's release dates are confusing

Christina Ricci as Misty, looking concerned, in Yellowjackets season 2 episode 2
(Image credit: Kailey Schwerman/Showtime)

People are probably going to get spoiled about Yellowjackets season 2, and not by any fault of their own. If you ask me, Yellowjackets season 2's release schedule will likely cause its own confusion — one that could lead to confusion among the audience, and also accidental spoilers.

I discovered this for myself when I started looking up how I was going to watch Yellowjackets season 2. I'm not a Paramount Plus subscriber at the moment, nor am I a Showtime subscriber. So, poking around online, I found a way to get Paramount Plus and Showtime for free for a month, and then I saw something odd in the language surrounding the premiere.

A tweet from the official Yellowjackets account said that the new season would be "Streaming" on March 24. This didn't make sense, as I'd been hearing that Yellowjackets was premiering on Showtime on March 26. 

It turns out both are correct. Yellowjackets season 2, I've learned, debuts on Fridays and airs on linear Showtime on Sundays. Yes, this could lead to a lot of confusion, from the folks who believe prestige TV comes out on Sunday nights (as it does) who see spoilers online from the early birds.

Either way you watch it, Yellowjackets season 2 is definitely one to watch in March 2023. We've got all the complexities about how it airs, including release times, below.

Yellowjackets season 2 episodes schedule

The nine episodes of Yellowjackets season 2 bow at a pace of one per week, but at a weird schedule, as noted above. First, episodes will debut via on-demand streaming at 12:01 a.m. ET/PT on Showtime and Paramount Plus with Showtime.

Or at least that's what Showtime representatives told Tom's Guide. Season 2 episode 1 didn't debut at 12:01 ET. It seems as if the correct time will be 3:01 a.m. ET / 12:01 a.m. PT.

But some people may watch Yellowjackets on the actual Showtime channel, when it doesn't air until 9 p.m. ET/PT. This could create a spoiler-zone for those who don't know how to find it on-demand, but we shall see.

You'll also note the show is taking the weekend of April 28 off.

  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 1: Mar. 24 (Streaming), Mar. 26 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 2: Mar. 31 (Streaming), April 2 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 3: April 7 (Streaming), April 9 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 4: April 14 (Streaming), April 16 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 5: April 21 (Streaming), April 23 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 6: May 5 (Streaming), May 7 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 7: May 12 (Streaming), May 14 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 8: May 19 (Streaming), May 21 (Showtime)
  • Yellowjackets season 2 episode 9: May 26 (Streaming), May 28 (Showtime)

What time do Yellowjackets season 2 episodes come out?

Episodes first debut Fridays at 12:01 a.m. ET/PT on both Showtime and Paramount Plus with Showtime, and that's via on-demand.

Then, episodes air on linear Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday nights.

And you can watch the first month of Yellowjackets for free, provided you use the code 'PICARD' to get a free month to get the Paramount Plus free trial for 30 days  during "Step 3" of checkout (step 2 if you're a returning customer).  This code will work until April 30, over a month after the Yellowjackets season 2 premiere.

If you missed this offer, make sure you check our Paramount Plus coupon codes page for the latest offers. 

Paramount Plus free trial: One month with code 'PICARD'

Paramount Plus free trial: One month with code 'PICARD'
To give people a way to really dive deep into the archives, Paramount Plus offers a one-month free trial. It's enough time to browse everything that Paramount Plus has to offer, from classics like Cheers and Twilight Zone to new titles such as Evil. With the Premium + Showtime bundle, you can also get Yellowjackets and more.

How to watch Yellowjackets season 2 from anywhere

If you're stuck abroad — where Paramount Plus is not available — you will likely run into geo-fenced restrictions on the platforms and services you can use. But with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch Yellowjackets season 2 and all the other shows you want on the services you already pay for no matter where you are. 

Based on our testing, the best VPN is ExpressVPN, which is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. 


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is a top choice for those looking to watch Yellowjackets. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. If you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

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Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.

  • Grizzlymadame
    How did you confirm these times?! It's been a wild goose chase trying to figure what time Yellowjackets will be available to stream. Thank you!