The White Lotus combines sharp, satirical barbs at the mega-wealthy with a delicious whodunnit mystery, creating a bizarrely unnerving trip to paradise gone wrong. So it’s no surprise fans are eager for more than just the first season’s six episodes. And you know what? They’re getting it! Although the HBO dramedy was initially built to run only a single season, The White Lotus is getting a second season… although it will look quite a bit different from Season 1. Here’s everything we know about The White Lotus Season 2, including intel on its cast, location, and storylines.
It honestly didn’t seem very likely at first that the series would get another season, given its self-contained plot and its billing as a miniseries. But that hasn’t stopped HBO before. The network’s buzzy 2017 miniseries Big Little Lies was also a limited series, but that changed when it was picked up for a second season. Series creator Mike White hints that something similar could happen with The White Lotus. Still, instead of continuing Season 1’s story as Big Little Lies did, White hinted at the show changing locations and casts to become an anthology, in the vein of American Horror Story, True Detective, or Black Mirror.
“I hope that maybe HBO will want to do another round of White Lotus,” White said in a July 18 New Yorker interview. “I feel like it might take place at a sister hotel, a different kind of seasonal thing. I think there’s another season in me that has a different way into this that I think would be cool if they’d let me do this.”
And that’s exactly what they’re letting him do. “Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement about Season 2’s renewal. “We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.”
The White Lotus Season 2 Release Date
On Aug. 10, HBO revealed The White Lotus’s renewal with a social media post, indicating that the White Lotus resort is “expanding.” However, there’s no info on a release date yet.
The White Lotus Season 2 Trailer
Considering Season 2 was justttttt announced, there’s no footage yet viewed. However, when that time comes, any first looks will likely reveal the new luxe resort location where it will all take place. (White has mentioned France and Japan as contenders for a unique setting.)
The White Lotus Season 2 Cast
Initially, Season 2 wasn’t expected to bring back any characters from the original season, but at least one fan-favorite character will be returning for another stay. Jennifer Coolidge is set to reprise her role as the spa-loving vacationer Tanya McQuoid in Season 2, TVLine confirmed on Oct. 15.
Since Season 2 will take place in a whole new setting, Tanya is expected to be the only returning character. In addition, the new season introduces a new group of resort-goers for the socialite to interact with. Cheers to that!
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