After season two of The White Lotus on HBO concluded, fans are anticipating more episodes and the third season, which has been formally announced. The characters played by Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries, aka Tanya and Greg, were absent from the second season, which was set at a fictional White Lotus resort in Sicily, Italy.
Similar to the first season, issues between the guests start to surface as the holiday approaches, and as was hinted at in the first episode, a body will be found by the end of the season.
Here is everything we know about The White Lotus season three now that we *finally* know how season two concludes and the show’s creator Mike White has revealed that he already has ideas for a third season.
The White Lotus Season 3: Renewal Status
The White Lotus was already renewed for a third season just a few weeks into its second season, so apparently, murder is good for business.
Mike White, the show’s creator, writer, and executive producer, announced the good news in a formal statement on November 19, 2022:
“HBO is the only place I’d rather work, and Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner, and their amazing team are the only people I’d rather collaborate with. I’m thrilled to work with my incredibly talented collaborators on The White Lotus once more and feel so fortunate to have this opportunity.
Orsi continued, “Considering The White Lotus’ humble, run-and-gun origin as a contained pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be in awe of how Mike orchestrated one of the most talked-about and highly praised shows.
The White Lotus Season 3: Release Date
It’s difficult to know for sure because it was only confirmed in November 2022. But in keeping with tradition, season two was approved in August 2021, and production got underway in February 2022. Season three might debut at the start of 2024 if the schedule for season two is followed. Season two of the show was then released at the end of October this year.
Who Will Star in the White Lotus Season 3?
Jennifer Coolidge’s character won’t be checking in with the third season’s new round of visitors. Tanya McQuoid (Coolidge), who starred in both seasons 1 and 2, passed away in The White Lotus season 2 finale.
F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Beatrice Grann, Meghann Fahy, Jon Gries, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impacciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona Tabasco, Leo Woodall were also part of the season 2 cast in addition to Coolidge.
The White Lotus Season 3: Expected Plot
With a trip to Sicily that is, shall we say, pretty appreciative of the male form, season two has increased the horniness that season one incited in us all while we were in Hawaii. What setting could be appropriate for our third season’s upcoming sexcapade?
Creator Mike White said in a statement to Deadline at the season two premiere: “It’s difficult to consider the following race when we just submitted our final episode to the network. However, I believe it’d be wonderful if we went to a completely new continent if we did. We did Europe and perhaps Asia; that kind of insane thing would be entertaining.”
White’s desire for a third season with an Asian setting was reinforced in a bonus clip that was added after the conclusion aired. He explained that:
“The first season sort of focused on money, and the second season is all about sex. The third season, in my opinion, might take a scathing and humorous look at death as well as Eastern spirituality and religion. A second visit to White Lotus seems like it could be a rich tapestry.”
Beyond that, we may anticipate some good ol’ butt stuff as well as the standard power dynamics that revolve around sex, class, and gender. However, Mike White hinted at something additional when he described how season two would proceed before Sicily grabbed centre stage in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“It was originally more focused on delving into some of the larger power dynamics there, more like a Bilderberg conference. However, Sicily had a completely different atmosphere from the proposal I presented. That seemed improper.”
That suggests that in season three, we might witness some world figures from America and Europe having a wild time at a new White Lotus resort. Naturally, if White is still thinking about the notion after season two.
The White Lotus Season 3:Trailer
The season 3 trailer hasn’t been released yet, but keep checking back because, as we saw with seasons 1 and 2, this show’s action moves quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Episodes does Season Three of the White Lotus Have?
The third season of The White Lotus has yet to have an episode count, but keep checking back! The number of episodes will probably remain the same as in previous seasons.
What Will the White Lotus’ Third Season Be About?
White stated in the “Unpacking S2 E7” clip that the third season “would be maybe a kind of a satirical and amusing look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality” as opposed to the “first season kind of highlighted money” and “then the second season is sex.” The series’ author continued, “Doing another round at White Lotus feels like it could be a rich tapestry.”