Unsurprisingly, three episodes into the current season, HBO greenlit the resort-based anthology drama The White Lotus by Mike White for a third season. The new season also follows a new group of guests at a completely different White Lotus location. The first season takes place in Hawaii, the second in Sicily.
“Looking back The White Lotus’ humble run-and-gun origins as a low-key pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be in awe of how Mike has orchestrated one of the most vibrant and critically acclaimed shows,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming and head of HBO drama series and films in a statement. “Yet it’s only in Season 2 that he’s kept reaching new heights, which is the ultimate testament to Mike’s raw, unparalleled vision.” His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, coupled with his signature irreverent humor and bubbly directorial style, has us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we love. We couldn’t be more excited to get the chance to collaborate on a third season together.”
Debut in July 2021, the first season of The White Lotus won 10 Emmy Awards (with 20 nominations), including Best Limited or Anthology Series and trophies for Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett in the Supporting Actress and Actor categories.
The current third season of The White Lotus, which opened with a body found in the ocean, stars Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Adam DiMarco, Beatrice Granno, Jon Gries, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impacciatore and Haley Lu Richardson , Simona Tabasco, Leo Woodall and the returning Jennifer Coolidge. There’s no official word on whether Coolidge will return as the quirky Tanya McQuoid (but chances are likely).
“There is no place I would rather work than HBO, and there are no people I would rather work with than Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner and their incredible team,” Mike White said in a statement. “I feel so fortunate to be given this opportunity again and look forward to reuniting with my incredibly talented staff The White Lotus.”
Four episodes remain in the current second episode of The White Lotus. The season ends on December 11th.