The latest casting news for Yellowjackets just announced that Elijah Wood has joined the cast as a new character, TV Line reports. Wood will play a character named Walter, a “citizen detective” who interacts with Misty and challenges her in unexpected ways. The role is described as a season-long guest arc.
Wood is of course best known for his portrayal of Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003 respectively. More recently, Wood starred in the 2016 BBC America sci-fi series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and the 2021 film No Man of God, as well as two series, Star Wars Resistance and Summer Camp Island. the voice of characters .”
Wood has also starred in previous projects alongside his future Yellowjackets co-stars. In 2017, he starred alongside Shauna actress Melanie Lynsky in the Netflix film I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. And in 1997, Wood starred opposite Christina Ricci – his Yellowjackets co-star – in the drama The Ice Storm.
The Yellowjackets season 2 premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but stars Lynskey and Tawny Cypress told ET that production is set to begin sometime this month. Stay tuned for more announcements on the upcoming second season.