Whether it’s the casting or setting, plenty of details about the forthcoming second season have been unveiled already. Below, we’re breaking down everything we know about the show’s return so far.
Season 1 fan-favorite Jennifer Coolidge was one of the first stars rumored to have been cast for Season 2 as she’d reprise her role in the universe that was previously established. We can only imagine what Tanya McQuoid would be getting up to in Season 2! Thankfully, HBO confirmed her return officially in February 2022.
As for the newest faces joining the show, Season 2 welcomes Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hollander, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Haley Lu Richardson, Adam DiMarco, Will Sharpe, and Leo Woodall. Plaza’s been cast as Harper Spiller, a woman who is vacationing with her husband, Ethan (Sharpe), and his friends Cameron (James) and Daphne Babcock (Fahy).
Meanwhile, Abraham plays Bert Di Grasso, an elderly man traveling with his son Dominic (Imperioli), and his recent college graduate grandson Albie (DiMarco). Hollander’s Quentin is an English expat who is vacationing with his friends and nephew, and Richardson’s been cast as Portia, a young woman who is traveling with her boss. Meanwhile, Woodall has been cast as Jack who is described as a magnetic guest staying at The White Lotus resort.
Additionally, the show will welcome Italian actors Sabrina Impacciatore, Beatrice Grannó, and Simona Tabasco for the Italy-set season. Impacciatore will take on the role of Valentina, the White Lotus Sicily resort manager. Meanwhile, Grannó and Tabasco portray Mia and Lucia, two local Sicilian women who hang around the hotel.
Season 1 took place at the titular resort’s Hawaii-based location, but things are changing a bit for Season 2 as the focus shifts to Sicily. According to Variety, the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace will serve as the Italian-set White Lotus resort. Filming has officially commenced in Italy as of February 2022 and the hotel’s bookings are currently blocked out until April 1.
The show would not have its unique flair without creator, writer, director, and executive producer Mike White who previously teamed with HBO for Enlightened with Laura Dern. White will be back to helm this second season of The White Lotus.
The White Lotus Season 2 will premiere on October 30 on HBO, which isn’t too much of a surprise since it’s taking over the coveted Sunday night slot at 9/8c. (The Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon concludes its first season on October 9.)
Stay tuned for updates as the second season continues to take shape at HBO and relive every hilariously dark moment from the show’s first season by streaming it now on HBO Max.
The White Lotus, Season 2 Premiere, Sunday, October 30, 9/8c, HBO
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