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Season Two of 'The White Lotus' Will Check Into Your Streaming Queue From Late October

This time, the Emmy-winning series heads to an exclusive Sicilian resort — Jennifer Coolidge's Tanya McQuoid-Hunt included.
By Sarah Ward
September 24, 2022
By Sarah Ward
September 24, 2022

When spending your days vacationing around the world is a genuine lifestyle choice, how do you follow up a chaotic Hawaiian getaway at a swanky resort? With a jaunt to Italy to stay in the same chain's just-as-exclusive Sicilian abode. That's the reality for Tanya McQuoid-Hunt, aka the character that newly minted Emmy-winner Jennifer Coolidge was born to play in The White Lotus — and you'll be able to start watching what happens during her latest trip before October is out.

Mark Monday, October 31 in your diary, as that's when HBO's biting satire will return for its second season, including via Binge in Australia and Neon in New Zealand. Yes, we know that that's the same date as Halloween, but prepare for something twistier, more scathing and more playful than trick-or-treating — at least based on The White Lotus' exceptional first go-around, which just swept Hollywood's TV night of nights earlier in September.

Coolidge returns as McQuoid-Hunt, this time travelling to another White Lotus hotel with her husband Greg (Jon Gries, Dream Corp LLC) and assistant Portia (Haley Lu Richardson, After Yang) in tow. HBO hasn't dropped a trailer for the show's second season yet, so exactly what Tanya's latest vacation will entail — and how it'll turn sour — hasn't even been teased yet. But based on a couple of brief Twitter clips, the level of opulence seen at the Hawaiian outpost remains.

Also present: a new twist on the series' still-unnerving theme song.

While The White Lotus season one also starred Murray Bartlett (Physical), Connie Britton (Bombshell), Steve Zahn (Where'd You Go, Bernadette), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Fred Hechinger (Fear Street), Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice), Kekoa Kekumano (Aquaman), Alexandra Daddario (Songbird), Jake Lacy (Mrs America) and Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), a new cast of faces is joining Coolidge and Gries this time around.

Checking into season two: F Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest), Michael Imperioli (The Many Saints of Newark) and Adam DiMarco (The Order) as three generations of one family; Aubrey Plaza (Best Sellers) and Will Sharpe (Defending the Guilty) as a newly wealthy couple vacationing with pals played by Theo James (The Time Traveller's Wife) and Meghann Fahy (The Bold Type); Tom Hollander (The King's Man) as an English expat away with Leo Woodall (Cherry) as his nephew; Beatrice Grannò (Security) and Simona Tabasco (The Ties) as locals; and Sabrina Impacciatore (Across the River and Into the Trees) as this White Lotus' manager.

Once again, creator/writer/director Mike White (Brad's Status) is behind the series — and also once again, the social satire will follow a week in the lives of titular resort's guests and employees. Season two will span seven episodes, however, prolonging the holiday fun/mess.

The White Lotus' second season doesn't yet have a trailer, but you can check out HBO's teaser tweets so far below:

The second season of The White Lotus will be available to stream Down Under via Binge in Australia and Neon in New Zealand from Monday, October 31. Read our review of season one.

Published on September 24, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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