Start preparing your popcorn as we embark on another vacation with a new group of guests, this time to Sicily. Continue reading to learn more about White Lotus Season 2.
The social satire, which is set at a tropical resort, is all set to return to the screens in a few days. This limited series follows various guests and employees over one highly transformative week. Checking into the luxurious White Lotus is a group of vacationers who run roughshod over the manager and head of spa services.
As darker dynamics emerge, the truths of the travelers, employees, and even the idyllic locale itself are revealed. In addition to this, the newly released trailer gives us a look at most of the guests vacationing at the new White Lotus property, and we also see the familiar faces of Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya and Jon Gries’ Greg.
“You bring your assistant to a vacation with your husband,” Greg says to Tanya. To which she responds: “It’s not like she’s gonna be in our bed and stuff.” We know that the wait for this highly anticipated second season has hyped up the fandom, and the excitement can be seen daily on social media platforms with speculation about the character arcs and plotlines.
If you are interested in knowing more, look no further, as we’ve put together a concise summary of all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the series airs. Here is everything we know about HBO’s The White Lotus Season 2.
When will The White Lotus Season 2 premiere on HBO?
The brand new season of The White Lotus has officially been confirmed to premiere this weekend on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 9 PM (ET/PT) on HBO and will be available for streaming concurrently on HBO Max. The season will consist of seven episodes.
The official Twitter handle of HBO also confirmed the news by sharing a short clip from the series, quoting, “Your next vacation awaits. this tweet to check in to #TheWhiteLotus, now taking reservations on 10/30 at our Sicily resort.” Take a look at the official post below:
— HBO (@HBO) October 24, 2022
The White Lotus Season 2 Plot
From Mike White (HBO’s Enlightened), 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, the six-episode first season gradually reveals the complex truths of the seemingly picture-perfect travelers, cheerful hotel employees, and idyllic locale itself.
The second season, titled The White Lotus: Sicily, which premieres October 30, is set at an exclusive Sicilian resort and, similar to the first season, follows the exploits of guests and employees over the span of a week.
Ahead of its worldwide release, the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.50/10, based on 17 reviews. The site’s critical consensus reads: “Swapping its tropical trappings for Euro chic while focusing primarily on the corrosive influence of carnal desire, The White Lotus remains a cookie full of arsenic that goes down smooth.” On Metacritic, the season has a score of 82 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.
The White Lotus Season 2 Cast and Crew
The White Lotus is created, written, and directed by Mike White; executive produced by Mike White, David Bernad, and Nick Hall; co-executive produced by Mark Kamine. The main cast members of the series are as follows: Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina, manager of the White Lotus in Sicily; Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt, who reprises her role from Hawaii; Haley Lu Richardson as Portia, a young woman working for Tanya.
Along with Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso, a man traveling with his father Bert and son Albie; F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso, Dominic’s elderly father; Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso, Dominic’s son, a recent college graduate. Theo James as Cameron Babcock, Daphne’s husband; Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock, Cameron’s wife; Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller, a woman on vacation with her husband Ethan and his friends Cameron and Daphne.
Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller, Harper’s husband; Beatrice Grannò as Mia, a local girl; Tom Hollander as Quentin, an English ex-pat traveling with his friends and nephew, and Simona Tabasco as Lucia, a local girl. The recurring cast members are Jon Gries as Greg, a guest who is romantically involved with Tanya, reprising his role from Hawaii, and Leo Woodall as Jack, a guest staying at the White Lotus.
The White Lotus Season 2 Official Trailer
The official trailer for the new season was released on Oct 6, 2022, on the official HBO youtube channel with a tagline stating, “Experience all that #TheWhiteLotus Sicily has to offer. Season 2 premieres October 30 on @HBOMax. And it’s just getting started. #HBO50” Take a look at the official trailer below:
The White Lotus Season 1: A Quick recap of the season
The White Lotus has received acclaim from critics. For the first season, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 89% based on 95 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, the season has a score of 82 out of 100 based on 39 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Episode 1: Arrivals: As a new wave of guests arrives at the White Lotus, resort manager Armond tries to assuage Shane and his wife, Rachel, while spa director Belinda calms a grieving Tanya; Mark distracts himself from a health scare by spending time with their son.
Episode 2: New Day: A cautiously optimistic Belinda walks a fine line with Tanya; Armond brainstorms ways to deal with Shane; Rachel approaches Nicole for advice; Paula and Olivia lose track of their stash; a revived Mark attempts to connect with Quinn.
Episode 3: Mysterious Monkeys: Stripped of his gadgets, Quinn reluctantly takes a scuba class with Mark; Shane enlists Armond to help plan a romantic evening for Rachel; Tanya leans on Belinda for support as she scatters her mother’s ashes at sea; Paula keeps a secret from Olivia.
Episode 4: Recentering: After Shane shoots down her latest career plans, Rachel is blindsided by an unexpected arrival; Tanya’s attention turns to an intriguing hotel guest; Armond’s renewed commitment to sobriety is put to the test.
Episode 5: The Lotus Eaters: As Armond attempts to do damage control, Belinda tries to redirect Tanya’s focus to her business proposal; a sidelined Rachel begins to question her future; Nicole rebuffs Mark for airing their dirty laundry to Quinn.
Episode 6: Departures: Rachel shares some harsh truths with Shane and confides in Belinda, who’s reeling from the bad news of her own; as the Mossbachers turn the page on their harrowing scare, Quinn reveals major life plans; Armond goes on a bender and exacts revenge.
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