A number of changes are being made over at HBO Max, but business is moving forward as usual at HBO. Variety has reported that the second installment of The White Lotus is set to hit the premium cable network in October. After spending six episodes in Hawaii, the series will move to Sicily with Jennifer Coolidge reprising her role as Tanya McQuoid. Coolidge will be the only actor returning for a second season, but she will be joined by a talented cast that includes F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli and Aubrey Plaza. Series creator Mike White will also return as the lead director and writer.
The first season of The White Lotus premiered in July 2021 with a cast that included Coolidge,
Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy and Fred Hechinger. After a quiet opening, the season one finale was able to double the premiere’s viewership and set it up for a successful award show run.
“A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself,” the show’s description reads.
This fall, The White Lotus will not only kick off its second season, but it will also celebrate its first season. On September 12, the show will be up for nearly a dozen Primetime Emmy Awards. One month later, season two will premiere on HBO.