‘The White Lotus’ Season Two: Here’s What We Know

The White Lotus was the perfect quarantine show. When you were sitting at home, wishing more than anything that you could be somewhere else, maybe even at a tropical resort, The White Lotus came along to remind you that, actually, your very own home is very nice (and, hopefully, free of snarky Gen Z mean girls). With an all star cast of Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, and Sydney Sweeney, every week writer, creator, and director Mike White left us laughing while simultaneously gripping the edge of our seat. Since then, nothing has come along to truly fill the pineapple suit-sized hole in our heart, but that’s OK, because The White Lotus is coming back for a second round and there are enough rooms for all of us. Here’s what we know so far about season two of the show.

When will The White Lotus season two premiere?

We finally have a premiere date and luckily, it’s not too far in the future. The White Lotus will begin its seven-episode run on October 30th at 9 PM ET on HBO.

Where will The White Lotus season two be set?

We’re going international this year, baby. The second season of The White Lotus will take place in Sicily, specifically it was filmed at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in the resort town Taormina. This is the second time the show will shoot at a Four Seasons property, as season one was set at the luxury chain’s Maui resort.

In a new teaser for the upcoming season, Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya welcomes us to the Italian hotel, and wow, is it gorgeous. “So few brands have meaning anymore,” she says as the camera shows off the hotel’s pools and beautiful views. “But whenever I stay at any of the White Lotus properties, it’s always a memorable experience.” Yeah Tanya, you can say that again.

Who will be in The White Lotus season two?

Season two is going to be filled with newcomers, as the majority of guests who stayed at the White Lotus last season will probably not be returning to any of the hotel’s other properties any time soon. There will be one familiar face, however, and that’s Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid. HBO just confirmed Coolidge will be back for another round. Hopefully, she brings Belinda with her.

A teaser from HBO showed Tanya heading to the new White Lotus property with Jon Greiss’ Greg, the man she met in Hawaii last season, confirming their relationship prevailed. We see Tanya on the back of Greg’s motorcycle, liking heading to the Sicilian hotel.

Other than that, it looks like the cast is going to be made up of newcomers. F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, and Haley Lu Richardson are all joining the cast as regulars for season two, along with Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, and Sabrina Impacciatore. The Grand Budapest Hotel star Abraham is set to play Bert Di Grasso, an old man traveling with his son and grandson. Adam DiMarco will play Albie Di Grasso, Bert’s grandson, and a recent college graduate, while Sopranos star, Michael Imperioli, who was recently announced as part of the cast, will play Albie’s father and Bert’s son, Dominic.

Hollander, meanwhile, is playing Quentin, an expat on vacation with his friends and nephew, while Five Feet Apart star Richardson will take on the role of Portia, who is traveling with her boss. Plaza plays Harper Spiller, “a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. In HBO’s sneak peek, we see Plaza’s character arrive to the hotel along with Sharpe, James, and Fahy. The foursome is greeted by Impacciatore, who seems to be taking over Murray Bartlett’s role as the hotel’s hostess this season.

Are there any photos from The White Lotus season two?

Another teaser from HBO has provided fans with more shots of the new season of The White Lotus. In a sizzle reel for the streaming platform’s upcoming content, we see Coolidge’s Tanya doing her makeup, Plaza walking around Sicily, and Imperioli seemingly entertaining a woman. In the background Coolidge can be heard saying, “It’s very intoxicating. I feel like I’m in a dream.” Despite Tanya’s positive words, the montage still has an eery undertone to it.

In addition to those clips, we also have a few new photos from the show. In the shots, Impacciatore’s Valentina is greeting the incoming guests as they arrive on boat to the Sicilian hotel. Everything seems pleasant and relaxing as the guests toast to their upcoming vacation, but if we know the White Lotus, that feeling won’t last too long.

Sabrina Impacciatore.

Photograph by Fabio Lovino/HBO

Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James, and Meghann Fahey.

Photograph by Fabio Lovino/HBO

Michael Imperioli, Adam DiMarco, and F. Murray Abraham.

Photograph by Fabio Lovino/HBO

What will The White Lotus season two be about?

As of now, we don’t have any info on the plot of this upcoming season, but as character descriptions come in, it’s easy to imagine what antics White has in store for the guests this year. With three generations of the Di Grassos traveling together, it seems like there could be some more family drama in store, as well as some marital issues between Plaza’s character and her husband. Of course, if Tanya gets involved, it’s hard to know what to expect.

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