White Lotus Season 3 renewed at HBO

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO
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Another vacation has already arrived at White Lotus. Continue reading to know more about White Lotus Season 3. 

We have exciting news to share with White Lotus fans! Season Two has not even ended its scheduled episode release, and we have already had another season greenlit in advance by HBO. This makes it clear that the demand and love for White Lotus as a prominent television series franchise is just growing with each season and won’t be coming to a halt anytime soon. As a result, the inquisitiveness of the fans about how the series will be able to expand for another season was at an all-time high. 

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

The premiere of the first few episodes of the second season pretty much makes it evident that the series has a lot of potential to be extended and explored with different themes. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the renewal status, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on White Lotus Season 3 renewal status, release date, plot, and other crucial details due to the level of curiosity shown by fans since the announcement all over social media. 

Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

White Lotus Season 3 Renewal Status

Only after the premiere of the first three episodes, in November 2022, unlike many TV series, White Lotus got an early renewal for a third season by HBO making it an exception with good reasons. The official Twitter handle HBO also shared the announcement with its followers with a short clip, quoting, “I can’t wait to welcome you to the next White Lotus property. #TheWhiteLotus has been renewed for Season 3.” Take a look at the official post below.

Additionally, Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films added, “Reflecting on The White Lotus’ humble, run-and-gun origin as a contained pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be awestruck by how Mike orchestrated one of the buzziest and most critically acclaimed shows. And yet, he’s only continued to reach new heights in season 2, which is the ultimate testament to Mike’s raw, unparalleled vision. His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, paired with his signature irreverent humor and buoyant directing style, have us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we’ve come to adore. We couldn’t be more thrilled to get the chance to collaborate on a third season together.”

White Lotus Season 3 Speculated Release Date and Time Slot

The exact launch date has yet to be determined, as the series was recently renewed by HBO for another season. However, it has been speculated that the forthcoming season would most likely have a release window suggested to be around mid-to-late 2023. On the other hand, you can likely expect it to follow a similar timeline, possibly dropping Sunday nights.

Moreover, it is expected to have the same time slot of 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO and be available for streaming concurrently on HBO Max. In the meantime, fans can expect the series to go into production after the release of the final episode of the second season on December 11, 2022. Until then, we suggest that the viewers should be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information.

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

White Lotus Season 3 Potential Plot

Mike White hinted at a potential storyline for Season 3 stating, he is already thinking about the HBO show’s Season 3, even on the red carpet for Season 2, quote, “We just turned in our last episode to the network yesterday, so it’s hard to think about the next race,” White told Deadline. Further adding, “But if we did, I think it’d be fun to maybe go to a whole different continent. You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that, that would be fun.” 

White Lotus Season 3 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. Although we won’t be surprised if Jennifer Coolidge reprises her role as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt. “Jennifer is my friend and everybody loved her in the first season, and I was like, ‘I can’t go to Italy without Jennifer.’ And maybe that’s still the case. Like, maybe you can’t go to Japan without Jennifer, either. There are so many fun actors we’ve worked with so far, so it’s just kind of like who’s available.” 

Additionally, some of the new actors joining the ensemble in Season 2 include Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Sabrina Impacciatore, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Haley Lu Richardson, Leo Woodall, Beatrice Grannó and Simona Tabasco it is rumored that some of them are expected to reprise their roles in the third season if their character arcs allow them to continue and explore more about them individually on new locations. We just have to wait and see for the final episode to get some kind of confirmation. 

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

White Lotus Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options

HBO is yet to confirm how many episodes there will be, but Season 3 is expected to include 6 to 7 episodes with an average runtime of 54 – 65 minutes, just like the prior seasons. In addition to this, if we take most of the HBO original series into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the new season is speculated to have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Sunday nights on a weekly basis. 

The series is available on steam on HBO in the United States and is available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres. 

White Lotus Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

White Lotus Season 2: A quick recap of the new season so far

The second season, titled, “The White Lotus: Sicily,” follows various guests over the span of a week in the White Lotus’s Sicily location. While a darker side of the picture-perfect travelers begins to emerge, the hotel’s professional but prickly manager tries to keep two young locals – each striving to get ahead by different means – out of her luxury establishment. As the episodes are still airing are have listed down the ones which are released to avoid any future spoilers. 

The season on Rotten Tomatoes, ahead of its worldwide release, had already 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 scored 82 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”

Episode 1:  Ciao – October 30, 2022: On a couples’ trip in Sicily, Harper, Ethan, Daphne, and Cameron spend an awkward first day sizing each other up. As Tanya arrives with her new assistant Portia, Dominic fields questions from his father Bert about his wife’s absence, while his son Albie plays neutral. Meanwhile, hotel manager Valentina tries to keep locals Mia and Lucia out of her establishment.

Episode 2: Italian Dream – November 6, 2022: Though Harper bristles at Ethan’s suggestion that she’s overly critical, her suspicions are raised when Cameron and Daphne claim they never fight. Meanwhile, Lucia and Mia take full advantage of their newly acquired hotel guest status, Albie and Portia (sort of) connect over dinner, and Tanya enlists Greg to help her live out her perfect day in Sicily…on a Vespa.

Episode 3: Bull Elephants – November 13, 2022: After promising to have a more positive attitude, Harper gets looped into a side excursion with Daphne – leaving Ethan and Cameron behind for some bro time. On her own for two days, Tanya seeks advice from a local tarot reader and summons Portia back from sightseeing with the Di Grassos. Later, Albie questions whether his father truly respects women.

The White Lotus Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO

Catch up on all the previous episodes while you wait for more updates on White Lotus Season 3.