Yellow jackets star Kevin Alves, who stars as Travis Martinez on Showtime’s hit drama, has been cast as a series regular for the upcoming second season, according to Deadline.
Alves’ Travis is the older son of Coach Martinez, the head coach of the Yellowjackets women’s soccer team, who were involved in a plane crash en route to the national championship. In the first season, we saw Travis take care of his younger brother Javi (Luciano Leroux) and develop a romantic relationship with Natalie “Nat” Scatorcio (Sophie Thatcher).
Before assuming his role Yellow jacketsAlves stars as Javi Gonzalez in the Netflix fantasy horror series Locke & Key. It also recurred for two seasons Shadow Hunters like Bat Velasquez. His other television credits include Degrassi: The Next Generation, Warehouse 13, The Expanseand Chicago Fire.
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellow jackets premiered on Showtime on November 14, 2021, to critical acclaim. The first season received seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and acting nominations for Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci.
In addition to Lynskey and Ricci, the series stars Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Samantha Hanratty, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger and Warren Kole. New cast members joining the second season include Elijah Wood, Lauren Ambrose and Simone Kessel.
The show was renewed for a second season in December 2021, and production on Season 2 began in August 2022. Filming is expected to wrap in February, according to Lyle, with a projected release date of early 2023 as the most optimistic.
“No one wanted to get back on the air quickly more than us,” Lyle said earlier The casing. “But we really jumped straight from finishing Season 1 to Season 2. It’s a deeply serialized story, and we wanted to make sure we didn’t rush it and that we got it right.” So that was the earliest we could get.’
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