Here’s What We Know About The White Lotus Season 2 So Far

Here’s What We Know About The White Lotus Season 2 So Far
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The White Lotus is one of those shows that captured the conversation. Over six weeks in 2021, both critics and audiences lapped up the complexities and characters of this dark comedy and it has a certified fresh badge on Rotten Tomatoes to prove it.

If you’re feeling there’s a White Lotus-shaped gap in your life right now, you’ll be glad to know there is another season coming (yes, even after that ending). So what do we know about The White Lotus, season 2?

What do we know about The White Lotus Season 2?

HBO officially renewed the show early in August 2021 and said the second series would follow a different group of vacationers at a new White Lotus property.

That means we can say goodbye to the beachfront Hawaii hotel and its cast of characters and jet-set off to a new (no doubt very fancy) holiday spot.

Variety later confirmed that The White Lotus season 2 would be set in Italy with filming taking place in Sicily. The outlet reports that the Four Seasons San Domenica Palace in the Sicilian resort town of Taormina will serve as the location for the new season.

There isn’t an official trailer for season 2 yet but you can check out the first footage in this HBO Max sizzle reel.

The White Lotus Season 2: Cast

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With the second series of The White Lotus following an anthology-style, it seems we’ll be saying goodbye to Connie Britton, Natasha Rothwell, Alexandra Daddario, Steve Zahn, Jake Lacy and our other favourites from the first season. That is if you can call them ‘favourites’.

However, creator and director Mike White, who will be overseeing the second season, did hint at the possibility of some cast returns.

“I don’t think you can credibly have [all the Season 1 guests] on the same vacation again. But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back,” White said in an interview with IndieWire.

White also said the production only made one-year deals with its cast members so it would all come down to who was available to return for The White Lotus season 2.

It has been confirmed, however, that absolute queen Jennifer Coolidge will be reprising her role as Tanya McQuoid, the drunk and grieving woman who visited Hawaii in order to scatter her deceased mother’s ashes, in the next season.

We have also had confirmation that Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) will be joining the cast line-up. EW reports that Imperioli has been cast as Dominic Di Grasso, a man travelling with his elderly father and college-aged son, and Plaza will join as Harper Spiller who is travelling with her husband and some friends.

Other actors who have been cast in the second season, according to THR, include F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest) as Bert Di Grasso, an elderly man travelling with his son and grandson. Adam DiMarco (The Magicians) has been cast as Albie Di Grasso, said grandson. Tom Hollander (The King’s Man) will play Quentin, an English expat vacationing with his friends and his nephew, and Hayley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen) has been cast as Portia, a young woman travelling with her boss.

Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe and Leo Woodall also star in season 2.

White Lotus season 2 release date

Recently, Variety confirmed that The White Lotus will air its second season in October, but a specific date is yet to be revealed.

We’ll likely see the new season on Binge here in Australia.

There will be seven episodes in season 2 which is one more than the first season.

Where can you watch the first season?

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If you haven’t yet indulged in The White Lotus, or just need to rewatch it a few hundred times more, you can find all six of its episodes streaming on Binge in Australia.

If you need something to watch after that, here’s a list of White Lotus-like shows that will entertain you.

This article has been updated with additional information.

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