Here's Everything We Know About 'The White Lotus' Season 2

For starters, expect another star-studded cast.

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The freshman season of HBO's The White Lotus was met with rave reviews from both fans and critics alike, landing the satire a whopping 20 (!) nominations at the September 12 Primetime Emmy Awards. Jennifer Coolidge, who is nominated for an Emmy for her performance as resort guest Tanya McQuoid, will be the only original cast member reprising her role. A newly minted, star-studded cast will be joining the fray and playing the vacationers and staffers. Read on for everything we know so far about season 2 of the hit show, White Lotus: Sicily.

On August 30, HBO teased the show with a mock commercial, complete with a voiceover from Jennifer Coolidge. In the clip, her character Tanya McQuoid-Hunt lists various reasons to stay at White Lotus resorts and encourages viewers to join the fictional White Lotus Blossom Circle.

What will season 2 of The White Lotus be about?

Similar to season 1, the sophomore installment will follow a group of wealthy guests dropped into a five-star resort for a luxurious vacation. This time, though, instead of Hawaii, the crew will be checking into a hotel in Sicily, Italy, according to Variety. And also like last year, their getaway slowly turns into a disastrous, mysterious trip that ends in death for an unlucky guest (and/or staff member).

On Oct. 6, HBO released the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season, where we see a group of guests frolicking around the high-end Italian hotel with high-tensions and sexual undertones. In a recent interview, White told Deadline that this season will have a different underlying theme than the first (which is pretty apparent from the first looks). “It definitely feels like White Lotus; the theme is different," he explained. "It’s not about power dynamics, more men and women and sexual politics.”

Who is in season 2 of The White Lotus?

The first season had a stacked cast (many of whom received Emmy nominations for their roles), including Connie Britton, Murray Bartlett, Sydney Sweeney, Coolidge, Steven Zahn, Jake Lacy, and Alexandra Daddario. While Coolidge is the only original member who will be returning (aside from her season 1 love interest Greg, played by Jon Gries), the next season will see more big names stepping into the roles of guests and staff.

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According to Deadline, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Imperioli, and Adam DiMarco are playing a three-generational, grandfather-son-grandson trio named Bert Di Grasso, Dominic De Grasso, and Elbie Di Grasso. Tom Hollander will play an English man, Quentin, traveling with his friends and nephew, and Haley Lu Richardson will portray a young woman named Portia who is on a trip with her boss. Theo James and Meghann Fahy are a couple named Cameron and Daphne Babcock vacationing alongside another duo, Ethan and Harper Spiller, played by Will Sharpe and Aubrey Plaza. Leo Woodall rounds out the cast as an enthralling guest traveling alone.

Where was season 2 of The White Lotus filmed?

Season 1 was filmed at a Four Seasons resort in Maui, and this season was similarly filmed on-site in Sicily, Italy.

Where can you watch The White Lotus?

The seven-episode arc (one more than last season) can be streamed on HBO Max.

When is the season 2 premiere of The White Lotus?

On Sept. 23, 2022, Variety reported that the show will return on Oct. 30.

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