The White Lotus Season 2 is finally about to drop. Mike White's satirical dramedy returns Sunday, Oct. 30, over a year after its first season premiered on HBO. Be sure to pack your bags and grab your popcorn, because we're about to watch a new group of travelers embark on their chaotic vacation — this time in Sicily.
In the first installment of The White Lotus, which won a boatload of Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series, wealthy guests portrayed by actors including Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Jake Lacy, Alexandra Daddario, and Sydney Sweeney arrived in Hawaii to unwind. Instead, their lives slowly unraveled.
The new chapter will inevitably be compared to The White Lotus Season 1. In her review, TV Guide's Allison Picurro wrote, "There are so many elements about this season that make it better than the majority of shows on TV right now — not limited to the writing and the acting, but the sweeping cinematography and pitch-perfect soundtrack as well (the new theme song might actually be better than the original) — but when you know how good The White Lotus can be, why would you want to accept anything less?"
Here's everything to know about The White Lotus Season 2.
The White Lotus Season 2 premieres Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO. It will also be available to stream concurrently on HBO Max. The season will consist of seven episodes.
Here's the schedule for The White Lotus Season 2:
On Oct. 13, HBO released the official poster for The White Lotus Season 2 — and it's a gorgeous one! The image shows different groups of travelers against the backdrop of Sicily, and teases that "la dolce vita isn't so sweet." Did we expect anything else? If Season 2 is anything like The White Lotus' first installment, we know that all things will be picture-perfect at first before they start to crumble.
On Oct. 6, HBO dropped the trailer for The White Lotus Season 2. The video gives us a look at most of the guests vacationing at the new White Lotus property, and we also see the familiar faces of Jennifer Coolidge's Tanya and Jon Gries' Greg. "You bring your assistant to a vacation with your husband," Greg says to Tanya. To which she reponds: "It's not like she's gonna be in our bed and stuff." See the full trailer below.
According to Variety, The White Lotus Season 2 was filmed in Sicily. Variety reports that the second season was shot at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina.
"The social satire is set at an exclusive Sicilian resort and follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week," per HBO's official logline.
HBO confirmed on Feb. 28 that Coolidge will return for the second season of the show. In Season 1, she played Tanya McQuoid, a woman traveling alone as she grieved her mother's recent passing. Tanya developed special bonds with Natasha Rothwell's Belinda and Jon Gries' Greg in Season 1, and we're eagerly waiting for new connections to form between her and Season 2's characters. Coolidge won the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her performance.
Other members of the cast were announced Feb. 10. Theo James and Meghann Fahy will play husband and wife Daphne and Cameron Babcock, according to Variety. Will Sharpe is starring as Ethan Spiller, the husband to Plaza's Harper Spiller. And Variety said Leo Woodall will play "a magnetic guest" staying at the White Lotus.
Deadline reported that Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame will star in Season 2 of The White Lotus. He plays Dominic Di Grasso, who is traveling with his father and son. "Very excited to be joining Mike White and team!" Imperioli posted on Instagram following the news.
In addition, the Season 2 cast will include F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, and Haley Lu Richardson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Abraham will appear as Bert Di Grasso, the father of Imperioli's Dominic Di Grasso. DiMarco stars as Albie Di Grasso, Dominic's son and Bert's grandson. Hollander will play Quentin, an English expat who is at the White Lotus property with his nephew and friends. And Richardson plays Portia, who travels with her boss.
David Bernad and Nick Hall will return as co-executive producers with Mike White, who will once again write and direct every episode. Mark Kamine joins as co-executive producer.
Season 2 of The White Lotus will air on HBO and HBO Max.
The White Lotus Season 1 is streaming on HBO Max.