Find out season 2's premiere date, filming location, casting news and more.
Who's ready to extend their stay with The White Lotus season 2? While HBO's latest buzzworthy offering may have originally been presented as a six-episode limited series, HBO has now officially given the wickedly funny show about the staff and guests at a Hawaiian resort (where a mysterious death occurs) the green light for a second season.
For fans of White Lotus writer and director Mike White, the renewal may feel especially deserved after his previous HBO offering, the mental-breakdown dramedy Enlightened starring Laura Dern, was canceled after two seasons despite being critically acclaimed.
"Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town," HBO executive vice president of programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. "We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us."
Excited for the next getaway to The White Lotus? Here's everything we know so far about The White Lotus season 2—from what White has said about his ideas for next season to who's joining the cast to where it will be filmed.
Will White Lotus have a season 2?
Yes—it's official! HBO has renewed The White Lotus for a second season. White has already given voice to some creative concerns about season 2, which he envisions as staying true to the original while also feeling fresh to fans.
"In TV, it's hard to start from scratch and go through the whole thing again," he said. "So, you feel like a bird in the hand is worth pursuing. So, I would do another season because I feel like there's a way to get at some new themes and do it in a way that feels fresh from this one."
Where was White Lotus season 2 filmed?
On Jan. 20, Variety reported that White Lotus was headed to Italy for season 2—specifically, to the resort town of Taormina, Sicily.
The outlet also claimed that, like season 1—which was filmed at Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Maui—production on season 2 took place at a real-life Four Seasons property, called Four Seasons San Domenico Palace. And while that intel came from an unnamed source, corroborating evidence showed that the cast and crew were there too: The resort's homepage said the facility was closed to guests (except, presumably, fictional ones!) until April 1, 2022.
Before White Lotus' season 2 renewal was made official, White told Entertainment Weekly, "We would go somewhere different [for season 2] because there's no way we could be able to afford the Four Seasons in Maui... It would have to be TheWhite Lotus: Kyoto or something. Which would be fun too, because we could get into culture clash ideas and stuff like that."
Who's in The White Lotus cast for season 2?
One of the biggest draws to White Lotus season 1 was its all-star ensemble, which included Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Natasha Rothwell, Jolene Purdy, Sydney Sweeney, Molly Shannon and Steve Zahn. Luckily for fans, White did tell IndieWire before season 2 production got underway that he thought there could be plausible ways to bring at least some of that season 1 cast back for more.
"I don't think you can credibly have [all the season 1 guests] on the same vacation again," he explained. "But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back." However, he added that there are also logistics to consider. "We only made one-year deals with the actors," he said. "So, we'd have to find out who is even available."
However, at least two castmembers are confirmed to return! See the full White Lotus season 2 cast.
Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid
Jennifer Coolidge returns as Tanya McQuoid for The White Lotus season 2.
John Gries as Greg
John Gries reprises his role of Greg from The White Lotus season 1 as he and Tanya continue their love story into the new Italian tale.
Haley Lu Richardson as Portia
Haley Lu Richardson plays Portia, an adventure-seeking woman traveling with her boss—who just happens to be Coolidge's Tanya.
Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller
Harper Spiller (Aubrey Plaza) is a woman vacationing with her husband and his pals in Sicily.
Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller
Will Sharpe plays Ethan Spiller, who just hit it big professionally and is celebrating with a trip to Sicily with Harper and his college pals.
Theo James as Cameron Babcock
Theo James plays Cameron Babcock, a college friend of Ethan Spiller and a businessman who was born wealthy.
Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock
Meghann Fahy is Daphne Babcock, Cameron's wife and a stay-at-home mom.
Michael Imperioli as Dominic di Grasso, Adam DiMarco as Albie di Grasso and F. Murray Abraham as Bert di Grasso
F. Murray Abraham, Michael Imperioli and Adam DiMarco play "three generations of fathers and sons" traveling together in Sicily.
Tom Hollander as Quentin
Tom Hollander is Quentin, a British ex-pat traveling through Europe with his nephew Jack and some friends.
Leo Woodall as Jack
Leo Woodhall is Jack, a "magnetic" guest at the White Lotus who's traveling with his uncle, Quentin.
Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina
Valentina is the perfectionist manager of the White Lotus Sicily resort, played by Sabrina Impacciatore.
Beatrice Grannò as Mia
Beatrice Grannò plays Mia, a Sicilian local and aspiring singer.
Simona Tabasco as Lucia
Simona Tabasco plays Sicilian local Lucia, who frequents the White Lotus to network with its wealthy clientele.
When is The White Lotus season 2 release date?
The White Lotus season 2 premieres on Oct. 30, 2022 on HBO Max.
Is there a trailer for White Lotus season 2?
A trailer for The White Lotus season 2 dropped on Oct. 6, 2022. In it, we see Tanya suspicious that Greg may be cheating on her, Lucia "coming and going" with another friend (appearing to be escorts) from Dominic di Grasso's room, and Lucia partying hard with Cameron and Ethan. Harper laments to Ethan that she isn't thrilled with the new "friends" they have since Ethan got rich. We also see Ethan and Cameron wrestling violently underwater, as well as a quick glimpse at a gun—but not who's wielding it.
How many episodes of The White Lotus are there?
Season 1 of The White Lotus had six episodes. The White Lotus season 2 will have seven episodes.
Who gets killed in The White Lotus?
Warning: Spoilers ahead for The White Lotus and Fear Street (yes, Fear Street)!
The final episode of The White Lotus season 1 aired on Aug. 15, 2021, and it revealed that Shane (Jake Lacy) killed Armond (Murray Bartlett). Shane already had it out for Armond for not booking the right suite for him and wife Rachel (Alexandra Daddario), but after Armond dropped a deuce in Shane's luggage, Shane attacked him with a knife.
Where and how to watch White Lotus
The first season of The White Lotus is currently available to stream on HBO Max, HBO.com, and the HBO Max app. Season 2 will also be available on all those platforms when it debuts on Oct. 30, 2022.
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