Another trip to a White Lotus is already booked. After breathtaking finale of season 2, The White Lotus season 3 has been on everyone’s minds. Don’t worry, White Lotus brain Mike White will take viewers to Thailand in season three. However, due to the double strikes in Hollywood, The White Lotus season 3 was delayed. In November 2023, the boss of HBO Casey Bloys has given a new update on the season 3 release date.
The show was renewed in November 2022 and received so many rewards for its second season. From when season 3 is expected to air in the new location to the returning cast members, HollywoodLife has all the latest news on The White Lotus season 3.
‘The White Lotus’ Season 3 Release Date
The White Lotus season 3 does not yet have an exact release date. Head of HBO Network Casey Bloys revealed the latest news regarding the season 3 release date during a press event in New York. “White Lotus season 3 probably would have been in play for 2024, it’s 2025,” Casey said on November 2, according to Variety. The third season was impacted by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Meghann Fahy said Charm that Mike White “writes so quickly and he doesn’t do a lot of revisions.” The first season premiered in July 2021. The second season followed just over a year later in October 2022.
Is “The White Lotus” Season 3 Happening?
Yes, The White Lotus season 3 is happening. HBO confirmed season 3 in November 2022. The third season will follow a “new group of guests at another White Lotus property.”
Creator, writer and director Mike White will direct the third season. “There’s no place I’d rather work than HBO and there’s no one I’d rather work with than Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner, and their incredible team. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity again and am excited to reunite with my incredibly talented collaborators on The White Lotus“, he said in a press release.
Francesca OrsiExecutive Vice President of HBO Programming and Head of HBO Drama Series and Movies, added: “Reflecting on The White Lotus humble, run-and-gun origins as a contained pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be amazed by how Mike has orchestrated one of the liveliest and most critically acclaimed shows. And yet, he only continued to reach new heights in Season 2, which is the ultimate testament to Mike’s raw and unparalleled vision. His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, coupled with his irreverent humor and dynamic directing style, have us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we love. We couldn’t be more excited to have the chance to collaborate together on a third season.
Where will “The White Lotus” season 3 take place?
The White Lotus season 3 will take place in Thailand, sources said Variety. Previous seasons of The White Lotus were filmed at Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii and Italy. While season 3 also films at a Four Seasons property, the hotel has four properties across Thailand in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and in the Golden Triangle.
Mike White has already hinted that traveling to Asia was probably possible. “We just aired our last episode on the channel yesterday, so it’s hard to think about the next race,” Mike said. Deadline in October 2022. “But if we did, I think it might be fun to go to a whole different continent. You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that would be fun.
Executive producer David Bernard also discussed Season 3 which will take place in Asia, speaking about the show at the Berlinale Series Market in Germany on February 22. “We’ve been trying to work a lot in Asia and I’m hoping that season three will be our chance to shake things up there,” he said, according to Deadline.
In an interview with Vulture, Mike also teased the idea of taking place season 3 in Japan. The previous two seasons took place in Hawaii and Sicily. Mike’s friend Johnny Knoxville has hinted that season 3 could take place in Tokyo. “Mike White is a very close friend of mine. He and I were together in Tokyo. I think that’s where the next one is… oh, I’m not giving anything away. I might call him back as soon as this is all over,” Johnny said. Vulture.
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Mike also sent a video to Evan Ross Katz in January 2023. Mike was careful to note that he was currently in Thailand.
What will “The White Lotus” season 3 be about?
Mike White already has an idea of what The White Lotus season 3 would be on the subject. “Season one was kind of about money, and then season two is sex,” Mike said in the Unpacking featurette after the Season 2 finale. “I think maybe season three would be a satirical and funny look at death, oriental religion and spirituality. I feel like taking another spin at White Lotus could be a rich tapestry.
He also hinted that Greg and Quentin’s plot to kill Tanya may not be a secret forever. “It is possible that Portia (Haley Lu Richardson) is scared enough to leave him alone, but the fact that all these guys are dying on the boat, it feels like there has to be someone who will find him back to Greg. But maybe you will have to wait to find out what happens,” he said.
‘THE White Lotus’ Season 3 cast
Natasha Rothwell is the first actress confirmed in The White Lotus season 3. Natasha starred in season 1 as Belinda Lindsey, the spa director of the Hawaii-based resort who has a complicated relationship with Jennifer CoolidgeIt’s Tanya. Variety announced the news of Natasha’s return on April 19. For her performance in season 1, Natasha received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. She lost to Jennifer.
Fans suspect that Danny Devito may be one of the new faces settling into the Thai resort town. In March 2023, a fan claimed on Reddit that Danny and Mike White had dinner together in West Hollywood, fueling speculation that they were discussing Danny’s participation in the series.
Many famous actors have expressed interest in joining The White Lotus. Hayden Panettierewho made her comeback as an actress in Scream 6said E! News that she wants to be in the HBO series. “I want to do it so much,” she said. “I want to do it, like Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.” Hayden also said that she would like her character to be connected to Jennifer CoolidgeIt’s Tanya. “She’s my favorite, I love her. I will be everything to her: bag carrier, shoe shiner, I will be her guardian angel, I will be her long lost child. I’ll be whatever she wants me to be,” Hayden said.
Jennifer Aniston did an interview with E! News and co-signed on the idea of her playing Jennifer Coolidge’s sister in the third season to “avenge” Tanya’s death. “Did you hear it, Mike White?” THE Friends » said one alumna, before admitting that she is “obsessed” with The White Lotus and Jennifer Coolidge. “I want Jennifer Coolidge. I love him,” she said.
Of course, all the characters from previous seasons of The White Lotus could also return for season 3. Notably, Mike White brought up Portia in the Unpacking video after the finale. He talked about Portia and Tanya’s bond, Greg’s plot to kill his wife and how it could resurface.
Mike also pointed out that Cameron (Theo James) is “one of those guys who’s not really going to change. Some of the things left unsaid between them, you wonder if it will ever catch up with them. It’s a happy ending of sorts, even if there are also dark clouds on the horizon. Daphne mentions going on vacation to the Maldives, located in South Asia.
“Oh my God, of course,” Meghann said AND on the way back. “I mean, I would pass out in the third season. It’s such an incredible set. Like, just to see everyone working. The cast is so amazing and watching Mike work is so cool. I mean, I would totally be there, of course.
Connie Britton, who played Nicole Mossbacher in the first season, hopes her character returns in season 3. “He (Mike White) wanted me to be in the second season, and there was an idea that I loved for the character. Our intention is to do it in the third season. Something about the casting didn’t work in the second season and we hope to do it in the third season. I would love to see a spin-off about every character from that show,” Connie said. Deadline.
Alexandra Daddario And Jake Lacy, who played newlyweds Rachel and Shane Patton in the first season, revealed that they would be open to returning in the future. “Shane and I were on a boat, talking about other people, annoying everyone around us,” Alexandra said. Deadline. “Mike’s brain still works. That’s the whole point of his commentary on the world around him: he always observes.”
Jake added: “Mike texted Alex and I with this idea for an episode where the two of us talk for half an hour; it’s just the banality of the rich on a boat. He also floated this idea: “I had hoped that Molly Shannon and I would be at the back of a plan; the two of us on vacation in another place, chewing out a janitor. It’s like, “That guy’s still out there.” He is not even judged; the guy always goes on vacation!’”
One character who likely won’t return is Tanya McQuoid, played by Jennifer Coolidge. After eliminating the men hired by her husband, Greg, to kill her, Tanya fell off the side of the yacht and drowned in the season 2 finale.
However, Mike said Deadline that “maybe you can’t go to Japan without Jennifer.” The Emmy winner could return as a completely different character. Jennifer said AND that she would absolutely come back. “I mean, I don’t know what Mike has in mind. But yeah, I would love to (come back),” she said.