The White Lotus season two is nearing its end, with a sprawling ensemble descending on Sicily for the newest installment of the buzzy HBO drama. Creator Mike White, however, is already looking ahead to the possibility of future seasons.
"We just turned in our last episode to the network yesterday, so it’s hard to think about the next race," White told Deadline during the red carpet premiere for The White Lotus season two. "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."
The first season shot at the Four Seasons Maui, and the second season filmed at San Domenico, a Four Seasons Hotel in Taormina, so there's a good chance the third season will also be shot at a Four Seasons property. There's no word yet on the location of The White Lotus season 3—but here's everything we know so far.
HBO officially renewed the show for a third season.
"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," Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming and head of HBO drama series and films, said. "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."
Creator Mike White is excited, too. "I feel so lucky to get this opportunity again and am excited to reunite with my amazingly talented collaborators," he shared in a statement.
Jennifer Coolidge will (likely) return.
White said, "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."
Jennifer Coolidge, and Jon Gries, who played her on-screen husband Greg Hunt, were the only actors to return from the first season of The White Lotus.
Earlier this year, White shared an idea for Connie Britton's character, Nicole, to return. "He wanted me to be in the second season, and there was an idea that I loved for the character," Britton told Deadline. "Our intention is to do it in the third season. A piece of casting didn’t work in the second season and we’re hoping to [do] that in the third season. I would love to see a spinoff on every character in that show."
We would not be surprised to find that some familiar faces will be checking in at a White Lotus in the future.
We'll update this as soon as we learn more.
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