The White Lotus Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

Who else has jet lag? After a twist-filled second season of The White Lotus (and shocking answers to the question of who dies) yet another edition of Mike White’s anthology series is on the itinerary. Just three episodes into the latest season, HBO confirmed that The White Lotus “will return for a third installment following a new group of guests at another White Lotus property.” Vanity Fair has already made its pitches for season three settings, but what do we actually know about the upcoming chapter? What will the credits sound like? And will the guests venture beyond the resort to eat?

Ahead, a preview of everything that’s out in the universe about The White Lotus season three.

Who is in The White Lotus season 3?

The show’s second season introduced viewers to a murderers’ row of new characters, played by Aubrey Plaza, ​​Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Michael Imperioli, Will Sharpe, Beatrice Grannò, Haley Lu Richardson, Adam DiMarco, and many, many concerning men. But Jennifer Coolidge, returning from the Emmy-winning first season, had another standout showing—the question of whether she could she reprise the role of Tanya again, however, was answered in the season 2 finale.

A familiar face who may pack her bags for season three. however, is Connie Britton, who played the high-powered Nicole in season one, said she was originally supposed to return for the second season. “He wanted me to be in the second season, and there was an idea that I loved for the character,” she told Deadline. “Our intention is to do it in the third season. A piece of casting didn’t work in the second season and we’re hoping to [do] that in the third season. I would love to see a spin-off on every character in that show.”

What will White Lotus season three be about?

In the post-finale interview White dropped a bit of a hint about this, calling the third season “a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality.”

Speaking of scrapped ideas…White told Entertainment Weekly that he originally centered season two around politics and power, rather than sex and relationships. “The kind of mythology of Sicily, at least from the point of view of Americans, is the archetypal sexual politics and role play that you associate with, like, opera and the mafia and Italian romance,” he explained. “I felt like it should be more focused on men and women and relationships and adultery and have an operatic feel to it, so I pivoted.” Still, the writer-director maintains he could still do his initial idea “down the road maybe, if they give us a third season.”

As for where White and co. will be checking in, he’s plotting a continental shift. As he told Deadline earlier this year, “You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that, that would be fun.”

When does The White Lotus season three come out?

No arrival dates have dropped just yet, but as creator Mike White only finished editing this season “10 days ago,” as he recently told Katie Couric, it may be a while. “I need to reboot a little bit,” White told Couric on her podcast. “I don’t have a lot of gas in the tank. So I need to figure out how to unplug and refresh or something.” May we suggest…a vacation?

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