Is The White Lotus Season 2 Coming Out in October?

Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus: Sicily lounging
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Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus: Sicily lounging
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Ah, to be rich and vacationing-- that is the life. But for The White Lotus, things don't always turn out the way they want it to be.

This HBO Max series has been one of the most popular shows last summer. Right before the finale episode aired, the streaming platform revealed that they have renewed The White Lotus for a second season.

If you're a fan of dark humor and satire, here's what else you need to know about The White Lotus Season 2.

The White Lotus Season 2 Release Date

The White Lotus Sicily cast
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HBO already revealed that The White Lotus Season 2 will be returning for a second installment. According to HBO's official announcement, the second season will be entitled: The White Lotus: Sicily and is a testament of where season 2 was filmed.

There will be a number of changes in place for The White Lotus Season 2. For starters, the second season will focus more on the stereotypes between genders and sexual jealousy. The show is also set in Sicily, which is far different than the first season, which was based in Hawaii.

Another key difference between the two seasons is that The White Lotus Season 2 will have seven episodes compared to the six episodes included in the first season.

If you're wondering when The White Lotus Season 2 release date will be, HBO Max has announced that the show will be coming out in October 2022. A specific date, however, has not yet been confirmed. But it is said to make its premiere a month after the Emmys.

Is The White Lotus Scary?

Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller speaking to someone in The White Lotus: Sicily
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Far from it! The White Lotus has been described as a "dark comedy drama." Unfortunately, the show tackles on the themes of racism, exploitation, and murder. This means that some caution must be exercised when watching The White Lotus story with kids.

What’s The White Lotus Season 2 About?

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On its official synopsis, The White Lotus is described as a "sharp social satire following the exploits of various employees and guests at an exclusive Hawaiian resort over the span of one highly transformative week."

The show will likely carry on this theme in The White Lotus Season 2 story. The only difference here is that the show will be based in Sicily compared to Hawaii.

Where Does The White Lotus Take Place? Which Hotel is The White Lotus?

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in The White Lotus hotel
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Like many viewers, you may be curious to know where The White Lotus takes place or whether there's a real hotel called The White Lotus.

And as it turns out, the hotel used in the first season is a real property in Maui, Hawaii. But no, the hotel is not actually called The White Lotus. Instead, it is named the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

The five-star resort actually costs a lot of money to stay in with rates that start at $1,940 to $25,000 per night. But there's plenty of reasons to justify that price. The hotel comes with a number of impressive amenities throughout the property: an oceanside golf course, 24/7 fitness center, kid activity programs, three pools, three restaurants, and on-site Missoni and Jimmy Choo stores. The hotel also offers helicopter rides and whale watching excursions.

Do take note that the actual hotel does not look exactly like it does in the show. Each room in the series has been specially decorated to match the personality of its occupant.

Four Seasons San Domenica Palace in Taormina, Sicily in The White Lotus: Sicily
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For The White Lotus Season 2, show creator, Mike White, decided to take things internationally. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, White said: "We would go somewhere different because there's no way we could be able to afford the Four Seasons in Maui. So yeah, it would have to be The White Lotus: Kyoto or something."

As confirmed on the show's official Instagram account, The White Lotus Season 2 will be based in Sicily, Italy.

For the second season, the cast and crew started filming in February 28, 2022 and lasted until July 2022. They shot their scenes at the Four Seasons San Domenica Palace in Taormina, Sicily. In an interview with Vulture magazine, White revealed that the cast had recurring nightmares while they were filming at the hotel, which was built inside a renovated convent.

The White Lotus Season 2 Cast

Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller, Wil Sharpe as Ethan Spiller, Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock, Theo James as Cameron Babcock in The Whit Lotus: Sicily
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The first season of The White Lotus was comprised of a star-studded cast that starred Jennifer Coolidge (as Tanya McQuoid), Murray Bartlett (as Armond), Connie Britton (as Nicole Mossbacher), Alexandra Daddario (as Rachel Patton), Jake Lacy (as Shane Patton), Steve Zahn (as Mark Mossbacher), Sydney Sweeney (as Olivia Mossbacher), and many more.

As for The White Lotus: Sicily cast, HBO confirmed that Coolidge will be the only series regular who will return in the second installment. Coolidge shard to Deadline that the second season is "a different show" that is "even more complicated than the first."

Speaking to IndieWire, White revealed that there will be a few characters returning at some point in the second season.

"I don't think you can credibly have [all the season one guests] on the same vacation again. But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back."

White also said that they "only made one-year deals with the actors. So we'd have to find out who is even available."

It was also reported that Jon Gries will be back to reprise his role as Greg. He will be continuing his romance with Tanya in this season.

So who are the new The White Lotus Season 2 cast that will be joining the franchise? Here's a short list:

  • Aubrey Plaza (as Harper Spiller)
  • Wil Sharpe (as Ethan Spiller)
  • Meghann Fahy (as Daphne Babcock)
  • Theo James (as Cameron Babcock)
  • F. Murray Abraham (as Bert Di Grasso)
  • Michael Imperioli (as Dominic Di Grasso)
  • Adam DiMarco (as Albie Di Grasso)
  • Tom Hollander (as Quentin)
  • Haley Lu Richardson (as Portia)
  • Sabrina Impacciatore (as Valentina)
  • Beatrice Grannó (as Mia)
  • Simona Tabasco (as Lucia)

Will There Be a The White Lotus Season 3?

White has already hinted of a The White Lotus Season 3 possibility. If the show gets confirmed for a third installment, White believes that it will be taking place in Japan. But we don't have a confirmation at this time.

Is There a The White Lotus Season 2 Trailer?

Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus: Sicily
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Yes, HBO Max shared a three-second long clip of The White Lotus Season 2 in a preview of its upcoming shows.

There is also a promo video of The White Lotus: Blossom Circle membership video that the show will be using in the series. You can watch this here:

If you need more convincing to watch this show, check out Jennifer Coolidge's best moments as Tanya here:


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