Bound for a national tournament and hailing from good old suburban New Jersey, the Yellowjackets—a high school girls' soccer team—is unstoppable. But one by one, ominous events begin happening. Little things morph into bigger things, like a teammate being severely injured "by accident."
In the small amount of time leading up to the tournament, there are physical, social, and emotional disputes between the teammates, which all come to a head at a party the night before their flight to Seattle. When Jackie (Ella Purnell), the team captain, is able to get everyone to mend things for the sake of the tournament, things settle down a bit—that is, until their plane crashes in the middle of a remote forest.
Yellowjackets premiered on November 14, and stars Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, and Tawny Cypress as the adult versions of Natalie, Misty, Shauna, and Taissa, respectively. Sophia Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Nélisse, and Jasmine Savoy Brown play the younger versions of those characters.