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Check Back In: HBO Just Dropped the Sicily-Set Trailer for 'The White Lotus' Season Two

"It's just been a series of very bad decisions."
By Sarah Ward
October 07, 2022
By Sarah Ward
October 07, 2022

New year, new vacation season, new gorgeous destination — and new round of chaos at HBO's favourite luxury resort chain, too. After proving not only a huge hit but the best new show on TV in 2021, The White Lotus is returning for a second spin from the end of October. And, as happened in the show's first run, holidaying at the titular chain comes with a whole heap of mayhem for the new batch of guests.

Trust Tanya McQuoid-Hunt, aka the character that newly minted Emmy-winner Jennifer Coolidge was born to play, to sum it up in the just-dropped trailer for season two: "it's just been a series of very bad decisions." She's the only main figure on this new getaway, and she's travelling to the just-as-exclusive White Lotus hotel in Sicily with her husband Greg (Jon Gries, Dream Corp LLC) and assistant Portia (Haley Lu Richardson, After Yang) — however the former isn't happy that the latter is with them. Also, Tanya thinks that Greg might be cheating.

While the Hawaii-set first season of The White Lotus 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 — all with their own vacation issues.

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.

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 in September.

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.

Check out the trailer for The White Lotus season two 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 October 07, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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