Lauren Ambrose at the season 4 premiere of "Servant" held at the Walter Reade Theater on January 9, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Variety via Getty Images)
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It Was Never Certain That Lauren Ambrose’s Yellow-
jackets Role Would Even Exist
Fans of “Yellowjackets” have been fearful that goalkeeper Van Palmer wouldn't make it out of the wilderness alive, especially considering she's already had half of her face mauled by a wolf. However, ahead of the promised shocking Season 2 premiere, it was announced that Lauren Ambrose would be joining the stacked cast as Adult Van.
Ambrose was asked if she was aware that she'd been the leading choice for Adult Van in communal fancasts, and responded, “No, didn't know that, but I definitely had the experience of watching the show and being like, 'Well gee, can I be in that?'” She added, “I've never watched something and loved it and then go on it. So that's been cool.”
Although the show creators have never outright said that Van was supposed to die in the wilderness, fans have theorized since Season 1 ended that Van's survival is a result of the fandom's obsession with her character. Regardless, Van Palmer lives, and the show is better for it. Season 2 of “Yellowjackets” will buzz onto Showtime beginning March 26, 2023.