Elijah Wood joins Christina Ricci in Yellowjackets season 2 for Ice Storm reunion

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Elijah Wood joins Christina Ricci in Yellowjackets season 2 for Ice Storm reunion

Yellowjackets season 2 is heating up a major Ice Storm reunion between Elijah Wood and Christina Ricci.

Showtime announced Friday that the Lord of the Rings actor will join the upcoming second season in a guest role as a man named Walter, whose arc will intertwine with Misty (Ricci) in significant ways.

Little concrete details are known about Wood's character, other than a brief network synopsis that promises he is "a dedicated Citizen Detective who will challenge Misty in ways she won't see coming."

Elijah Wood attends 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere of "No Man Of God"; Christina Ricci as Misty in YELLOWJACKETS
Elijah Wood attends 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere of "No Man Of God"; Christina Ricci as Misty in YELLOWJACKETS

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME Elijah Wood joins Christina Ricci in 'Yellowjackets' season 2 for 'Ice Storm' reunion.

Wood and Ricci first starred together in Ang Lee's 1997 drama The Ice Storm, which earned glowing critical reviews atop amassing a cult fanbase since its original release.

Yellowjackets season 1 — about a high school soccer team stranded in supernaturally tinged woods after a plane crash — also became a dark horse hit in late 2021, eventually garnering seven total Emmy nominations.

THE ICE STORM, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, 1997
THE ICE STORM, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, 1997

20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy Everett Collection Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood in 'The Ice Storm.'

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress, and Ricci, who play adult versions of crash survivors Shauna (Sophie Nélisse), Natalie (Sophie Thatcher), Taissa (Jasmin Savoy Brown), and Misty (Sammi Hanratty), received particular praise for their performances.

Servant's Lauren Ambrose and Obi-Wan Kenobi supporting actress Simone Kessell recently joined season 2 as older versions of Liv Hewson's Van and Courtney Eaton's Lottie, two additional survivors of the incident.

Production on Yellowjackets season 2 is expected to begin later this month in Vancouver. A premiere date has yet to be announced.

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