Is The White Lotus Season 2 premiering this year? Here is everything we know so far.
The most talked-about show of the summer, which reveals the subversive influence of riches, is why it is so entertaining and why everyone wants to see it return for another season. The series only has all the episodes of the first season out for streaming, but it seems not to stop anytime soon. If you want clarity about the potential release date, look no further! As we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on The White Lotus Season 2 to remove all your doubts. Continue reading to the very end to find all of your answers.
The White Lotus Season 2 Release Date
After months of waiting, the network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year by disclosing that HBO renewed the program as an anthology series as a result of its popularity, and a second season is set to debut in October 2022. The series will consist of seven episodes and be titled The White Lotus: Sicily. The exact release date of the upcoming season is not released as of August 5, 2022. But the viewers can expect weekly new episodes to air on HBO if the second season follows the same release pattern as the first.
The White Lotus, which was initially planned as a six-part limited series, debuted on July 11, 2021, to positive reviews and great viewership. On March 1, 2022, the official Instagram handle of the series shared a picture from the set of the second season, quoting, “Our next White Lotus property is underway. We look forward to welcoming guests in Sicily soon. #TheWhiteLotus” Take a look at the official post below:
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The White Lotus Season 2 Plot
The upcoming season’s actual plot hasn’t been revealed by HBO, but we do know that it will contain a significant change of scenery with new storylines and character arcs. According to Variety, the highly anticipated second season of Mike White’s “The White Lotus” will be filmed in Sicily— confirming previous reports that Season 2 of the HBO show will take place in Italy. A source close to the show said that once again a Four Seasons Hotel will stand in for White’s fictional luxury chain of White Lotus hotels, specifically the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in the exclusive Sicilian resort town of Taormina.
The White Lotus Season 2 Cast
According to recent reports, only Jon Gries and Jennifer Coolidge will return to the cast in the new season. The other main cast members of the series are as follows:
Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso: A man traveling with his father Bert and son Albie
Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso: Dominic’s elderly father
Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid: Who reprises her role from Hawaii
Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso: Dominic’s son, a recent college graduate
Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock: Cameron’s wife
Beatrice Grannó as Mia: A local girl
Tom Hollander as Quentin: An English expat traveling with his friends and nephew
Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina: A local girl
Theo James as Cameron Babcock: Daphne’s husband
Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller: A woman on vacation with her husband Ethan and friends Cameron and Daphne
Haley Lu Richardson as Portia: A young woman working for Tanya
Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller: Harper’s husband
Simona Tabasco as Lucia: Manager of the White Lotus in Sicily
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
Leo Woodall as Jack: A guest staying at the White Lotus
Jon Gries as Greg: A guest who is romantically involved with Tanya, he reprises his role from Hawaii
The White Lotus Season 2 Official Trailer
The official teaser for the next season was released on July 19, 2022. The short clip can be seen at the time stamp of 00:17 – 00:20 along with the tagline, “The moment is coming. House of the Dragon, a new season of The White Lotus, and more originals and returning series are coming soon to HBO Max.”
The White Lotus Season One: What happened in the finale episode?
The final episode, Departures, was released on August 15, 2021. The episode is directed and written by Mike White. The episode was seen by 0.850 million US viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Rachel confesses her misgivings to Shane. Tanya tells Belinda she wants to stop relying on transactional relationships and decides to stay with Greg despite his terminal condition, giving her a sizable sum of money in the process. Belinda throws away her business proposal with disappointment.
When Kai is apprehended, and the Mossbachers’ stolen jewelry is found, Olivia’s suspicions about Paula are confirmed. Paula acknowledges her role in the robbery but claims Olivia enjoys the same privileges as the rest of her family. Olivia denies this. Paula later apologizes, leading to a reconciliation between the two. Quinn tells his parents he wants to stay on the island and paddle with the locals, but they completely reject the idea.
While speaking with the Mossbachers, Shane overhears the robbery and phones his travel agent, who then alerts Armond’s superior. As a result, Armond gets the boot from the White Lotus. Armond spends his final day of work getting high on Paula and Olivia’s leftover drugs. Armond sneaks into Shane’s suite that evening after serving supper and feces in his luggage.
Shane, though, comes back before Armond can leave. Armed with a pineapple knife, after spotting an intruder, Shane unintentionally kills Armond. Armond’s body is placed on the departing aircraft with the visitors. Arriving at the airport, Rachel makes the decision to stay with Shane. After his family members have all boarded the aircraft and joined the Hawaiian paddlers, Quinn departs the airport.
Where to stream The White Lotus?
When released to stream, all the episodes of The White Lotus, along with the prior season, will be available on HBO Max. The series can also be viewed by renting or purchasing on Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu.
The White Lotus Overall Reception
The White Lotus has received acclaim from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 89% based on 93 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.40/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Though its true intentions can get a bit murky, gorgeous vistas, twisty drama, and a pitch perfect cast make The White Lotus a compelling—if uncomfortable—viewing destination.” On Metacritic, it has a score of 82 out of 100 based on 39 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.
The White Lotus Official Synopsis
The White Lotus is a sharp social satire following the exploits of various employees and guests at an exclusive Hawaiian resort over the span of one highly transformative week. As darker dynamics emerge with each passing day, this biting six-episode series gradually reveals the complex truths of the seemingly picture-perfect travelers, cheerful hotel employees, and idyllic locale itself.
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