Bringing us irony in 2021 was The White Lotus. The experience made us feel ill at ease. It resulted in Jennifer Coolidge crying into a box of ashes and Alexandra Daddario calling into doubt the credibility of every journalist who covered her.
And while we must say goodbye to the swaying palm trees and ominously yellow-tinged sky of the Hawaiian resort, HBO has confirmed that the vacation will only be a slight detour:
The social satire will return for a second season, this time in a new location and with a new cast of VIPs, according to the network. It was reported by Deadline that the drama of the Maui murder case will be replaced by an as-of-yet-undisclosed premise in season 2 of The White Lotus.
But don’t worry, the tale will follow another group of rich globetrotters when they check into a White Lotus resort later this year. Here’s what we do know about what’s going to happen beyond this point.
What Will the White Lotus Season 2 Be About?
A calm vacation in Maui was the focus of the first season, which followed three groups of visitors as they sought to enjoy themselves. However, nearly everything went wrong, resulting in untimely tragedy.
In part because showrunner Mike White will be engaged in the second season, we can expect it to follow a similar course (possibly without including murder, but who knows?) and compel its high-profile guests to address their own moral faults.
This time around, it will be interesting to watch whether they truly learn anything. Season 2 of Mike & Molly has been renewed for a second season. “Mike has once again created a classic HBO program that is the talk of the town,” said Francesca Orsi, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming, in a statement released following the renewal decision.
“We were overjoyed to learn where he wanted to travel next after wrapping off this great chapter in Hawaii, and we can’t wait to continue following him wherever he leads us.”
When and Where Will It Happen?
There has been no official word on where our clueless visitors will be travelling next, but it appears that it will not be to Hawaii this time around. For White, “it would have to be a new hotel,” such as “The White Lotus:
San Tropez or something,” he told Television Line. Vanity Fair magazine said that in a conversation with him, he alluded to prospective places in France or Japan as possible locales.
The White Lotus Season 2 Release Date
The second season’s production hasn’t started yet, so an official release date is still a ways off. Given that the first season debuted in August 2021, we can generally anticipate it to return around the same time in 2022 as the first season.
When the story shifts from Hawaii to a new White Lotus resort, we’ll be exposed to a whole new cast of characters.
So, Who Will Be a Part of This Group of People?
It will most likely be some months before we get a complete list of the cast members for the upcoming season, but we do know that two significant names will make their television debuts:
Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation). According to Variety, Imperioli was the first new cast member to be announced for season 2, and he’ll portray Dominic Di Grasso, a vacationer who’ll be travelling with his old father and young son, who’s just graduated from college.
A new vacationer, Harper Speller, will be played by Plaza, who will arrive with her spouse and his group of friends, rather than with her family. That is the only casting information we have so far—but HBO is known for dumping huge names every few weeks, so keep a look-out for further casting information in the future.
As a result, there are plenty of A-listers in Hollywood who are well-known for their portrayals of entitled wealthy individuals. In fact, the entire cast of Big Little Lies appears to be a terrific match. Is there anything we need from you?
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