New year, new summer, a new vacation, and a new season of The White Lotus! Yes, The White Lotus Season 2 is happening. Welcome to The White Lotus Resort & Spa.!
One of the buzziest shows of 2021, HBO’s The White Lotus, is coming your way with its second season. According to HBO, the first episode of the season attracted 7 million viewers at the time of its finale, and the finale itself was streamed by 1.9 million viewers across linear and digital platforms (via Variety).
The first season of The White Lotus featured an ensemble cast swanning in a Hawaiian island resort, enjoying the summer of their lives. It was not an easy watch (in a good way, of course). The genre-bending drama follows a different group of travelers for a week as they check into a Hawaiian resort to relax and rejuvenate in the summer, but they have brought with them are the emotional baggage from the past and present and at the end, their complex privileged personalities lead to chaos.
Creator, director, and writer Mike White will be returning with a new season with new travelers in a new resort this summer.
Here’s everything you need to know about The White Lotus Season 2:
When will The White Lotus Season 3 release?
The show was renewed for a second season even before the finale of the first season in August 2021. HBO hasn’t announced a specific release date yet. Let’s expect a new season for this year’s summer.
The White Lotus Season 2 Location: Where does The White Lotus Season 2 take place?
The previous travelers vacationed in beautiful Hawaii. The new season will also feature an exotic place, any one of America’s summer destinations. Like San-Tropez, the Bahamas, etc.
“The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants,” HBO said in a press release for the renewal of the series.
The White Lotus Season 2 Cast: Who are the new cast members of The White Lotus Season 2? Will the season 1 cast return for the new season?
It is very unlikely to feature any of the season one cast members in the upcoming season. One of the major reasons for the show’s success was its familiar faces in the cast. Among them were Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Natasha Rothwell, Jolene Purdy, Sydney Sweeney, Molly Shannon, and Steve Zahn.
But fan-favorite Jennifer Coolidge will return to The White Lotus for Season 2, as confirmed by Variety. She portrayed Tanya McQuoid, a drunk, tragic middle-aged woman who books a trip to the hotel with the intention of scattering her dead mother’s ashes.
The White Lotus Season 2 will feature a new group of travelers in a new location, which means new faces in the cast. We’re already looking forward to the second season just by seeing who’s been confirmed in the cast so far. We’re officially not ready for this. The newest cast members so far are Michael Imperioli, F. Murray Abraham, Aubrey Plaza, Tom Hollander, Adam DiMarco, Haley Lu Richardson, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe, and Leo Woodall.
As Variety reported at different times, the confirmed cast members are:
- Audrey Plaza plays Harper Spiller, a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends
- Will Sharpe will play Ethan Spiller, the husband of Audrey Plaza’s Harper
- Meghann Fah plays Daphne Babcock who is vacationing with her husband, Cameron, and the Spillers.
- Theo James plays Cameron Babcock, Daphne’s husband,
- Abraham, Imperioli and DiMarco are set to play three generations of fathers and sons.
- Tom Hollander will play Quentin, an English ex-pat vacationing with his friends and his nephew.
- Haley Lu Richardson is Portia, a young woman traveling with her boss.
The White Lotus Season 2 Plot: What is it about?
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The previous season followed dark, flawed, and complex vacationers in Hawaii at the fictional White Lotus Resort. The new season will feature a different resort within the White Lotus resort chain, but the vacationers will be different. Reports say the new season is set to take place mostly in Italy. There are no plot details, but we should expect a new season with a new culture exploited by the privileged and their first world shenanigans.
Where can you watch The White Lotus Season 2?
The White Lotus will exclusively premiere on HBO Max and HBO. All six episodes of Season 1 are currently available to stream on the same.