Yellowjackets star Liv Hewson has opted out of the upcoming Emmy nomination due to gendered categories. Back in 2021, the thrilling Showtime drama made massive waves in the pop culture sphere with its first batch of episodes.
Switching between 1996 and 2021, the first season follows a New Jersey girl’s soccer team who travels to Seattle to compete in a national tournament.
However, their plane crashes into the wilderness while flying over Canada, forcing the teen girls to fight for survival. Since its premiere, the show has received acclaim from critics and viewers for its immersive storylines, horror elements and normalising the queer experience.
LGBTQ+ fans have also lauded the performance of nonbinary actor Liv Hewson – who uses they/them pronouns – and their portrayal of Vanessa “Van” Palmer, one of the show’s beloved queer characters.