The HBO Max show The White Lotus is finally returning with new episodes following an extremely dramatic season 2 ending, so fans who are wondering if there would be a season 3 can stop worrying. Even while we are aware that some characters might not be coming back, author Mike White already has a plan for the imaginary hotel company and the visitors who stay at its opulent facilities.
“The First Season Kind of Highlighted Money, and The Second Season Is Sex,” he said in a December interview with Variety. “I believe that the third season might take a humorous and satirical look at death as well as Eastern religion and spirituality. Doing another round at White Lotus seems like it may be a rich tapestry.”
The Audience Is Curious to Learn more about what this might signify, even though Mike isn’t really showing his cards on what it implies. Here’s what we currently know about The White Lotus season 3—including the release date, characters, spoilers, and more—now that season 2 has been officially signed, sealed, and delivered.
White Lotus Season 3 Release Date
Season Three of The Show Is Still Being Filmed. Nobody is certain when it will debut. We’ll try our best to guess, though. The White Lotus’ first season debuted back in July 2021. A very little under a year later, in October 2022, the second episode aired.
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Therefore it’s possible that the release date will be around late 2023 or early 2024. The group spent roughly six months filming season two in Sicily, according to Theo James’ latest statement to Rolling Stone, so at least there is some indication of a production schedule.
The White Lotus Season 3 Story: What Will Happen?
We don’t know much about what to expect from season three, but happily, White did provide some information on the likely theme in an HBO-only clip. The first season is sort of focused on money, and season 2 is all about sex. The third season, in my opinion, might take a humorous and satirical look at death as well as eastern religion and spirituality.
To Play at White Lotus again feels as though it might be a rich tapestry. White also made a suggestion that some of season two might continue into season three. Namely, the murder-for-hire scheme involving Tanya’s husband Greg and Portia, her assistant, who was just beginning to piece the puzzle together.
As far as like, whatever happens to Greg and the plot around Tanya’s death, I believe Portia is afraid enough to just let it go, but the fact that all of those people died on the boat makes me think that there’s gotta be someone who’s going to track it back to Greg,” the author speculates. You may hear White’s whole commentary on the second season of The White Lotus.
The White Lotus Season 3 Cast
While the third season takes place in a new location, fans can expect a completely new cast of The White Lotus guests and staff to appear, just like in seasons one and two. The exceptions to this rule were Tanya and Greg, however as those who saw the season two finale will recall, Tanya passed away in *quite* a dramatic way.
- F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso
- Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt
- Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso
- Meghann Fahy as Daphne Sullivan
- Beatrice Grannò as Mia
- Jon Gries as Greg Hunt
- Tom Hollander as Quentin
- Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina
- Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso
The White Lotus Season 2: What Happened at The End?
At the conclusion of The White Lotus Season 2, Tanya McQuoid-Hunt successfully eliminates nearly all of her would-be assassins, including the evil Quentin, only to meet her demise shortly thereafter by hitting her skull on a metal railing after jumping from a yacht.
The following day, her assistant, Portia, makes it to an airport and departs Sicily without having to deal with the fallout or admit her knowledge of what happened. Her body is later discovered floating in the Mediterranean.
Albie who was defrauded by Lucia of a substantial sum of money, and Portia exchanged phone numbers prior to Portia’s departure from Italy. Moreover, Season 2 ends with a suggestion that Albie’s parents’ formerly strained relationship may be able to mend.
In The White Lotus Season 2, the marriages of Harper, Ethan, Daphne, and Cameron all survived, albeit narrowly. The White Lotus Season 3 may or may not feature any of these characters, but there’s a good chance that some of the unresolved storylines from Season 2 will be resolved when the show returns.
How Can I Watch and Stream the White Lotus Season 3?
The White Lotus’ third season premiere is currently a bit off. But, HBO Max allows you to watch seasons 1 and 2 while you wait. You’ll need to have access to HBO Max when it’s time to stream fresh episodes of The White Lotus.
You can choose from a number of plans that start at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year if you haven’t already signed up for the streamer. Once your profile is created, you may access the show’s page on the HBO Max website or the HBO Max app while you’re on the move.