In 2021, white Lotus Brought us astonishment. It brought us hatred. This brought us Jennifer Coolidge sobbing in a box of ashes and Alexandra Daddario Making every journalist question the way they work, And while we should say goodbye to the swaying palm trees and yellow skies of a Hawaiian resort, HBO confirms that the vacation needs only a little detour: The social satire is returning for a second season, this time in a new locale and with a new cast of VIPs.
To time limitseason 2 white Lotus Maui will leave behind the drama of the murder mystery in exchange for a stay in Europe. But rest assured, the story will follow another set of privileged globetrotters as they investigate a White Lotus property. Here we know what happens next.
When will season 2 premiere?
white Lotus According to an official HBO press release, it will return on October 30 at 9 p.m. EST.
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What will happen white Lotus What about season 2?
The first season followed three groups of guests as they attempted to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Maui, only about everything go awry and end in unexpected death. Because the second season will also include showrunner Mike White, we can speculate that it will follow a similar trajectory—though it doesn’t involve murder—and forces its high-profile visitors to investigate their moral failings. . It remains to be seen whether they actually learn from them.
in an interview with VultureThe White Shade highlights a few details about the new season, including:
- Expect more sex. The showrunner describes season 2 as “a bedroom away with teeth”.
- The story of the second season won’t focus as much on colonialism. “I didn’t want to get into colonialism,” White said, “because I thought we did that in the first season.”
- Season 2 will also take a slightly different tone than Season 1, moving away from the so-called “Twitterspeak” of the former. “Some of the criticisms of the first season, I was like, I understand what you’re saying, but I’m not that,” he said. “I’ve written a whole body of work. I stand by that season white Lotus, But it’s not a complete reflection of my interests.”
and in an interview with TV GuideIn , White explained exactly how the Sophistication series would differ from its predecessor. “It’s got a different vibe,” he said, “the last one focused on the guests versus the staff—who has the money, who has the power. It’s more about sexual politics, with elements of a bedroom pageant where people go to the hotel.” are sneaking in and out of the rooms.
where will it be?
white in the beginning Told tv line The show would relocate locations from Hawaii saying that “it would have to be a separate hotel, like, say, The White Lotus: San Tropez Or something.” In an interview with Vanity Fair, he hinted at possible locations in France or Japan. Finally, in January 2022, Diversity First reported that Season 2 will be filmed in Sicily, specifically at the Four Seasons San Domenica Palace in Taormina.
Who will be in the cast?
Several major newcomers will headline Season 2, including Michael Imperioli (the Sopranos) and Aubrey Plaza (parks and Recreation) To Diversity, Imperioli was the first new cast member confirmed for Season 2, and he will play Dominic di Grasso, who is traveling with his aging father and young son, a recent college graduate. Plaza Harper will play Spiller, another vacationer but one who arrives with her husband and his set of friends.
F. Murray Abraham, Adam DeMarco, Meghan Fahy, Tom Hollander, Theo James, Haley Lou Richardson, Will Sharp and Leo Woodall are also in the cast, per Diversity,
Thankfully, there are plenty of Hollywood A-listers who are beloved for singing the rich people they deserve. (Basically, the entire cast of big little lie Seems like a good fit.) One of our requests? Bring Natasha Rothwell back as Belinda, and give her what she deserves: a huge, uber-successful spa business. it is about time.
Who are the new Italian artists?
Since the new season takes place in Italy, some actual Italian actors have been cast as characters who arrive at an Italian resort during the week of the season. Actress Sabrina Impacciatore is cast as a character named Valentina, time limit Reports, which manages the White Lotus resort in Sicily. Beatrice Grano and Simona Tabasco play Mia and Lucia, two local young women who spend time around the hotel.
Is there a trailer yet?
Not quite, but an HBO Max sizzle reel shared on July 18 shared a glimpse of the new season. (Jump to 0:17 below.) The quick montage shows Coolidge’s Tanya enjoying a Vespa ride, Sabrina Impacciatore’s Valentina welcomes guests at the White Lotus, and Plaza’s Harper sharing a toast with other patrons does (presumably all goes downhill before their holidays).
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Another non-trailer landed on August 30th – a fake ad showing the Sicilian hotel property. Take a look below.
Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers news and culture.