'The White Lotus' Season 2: 5 things about the second installment of the hit HBO series
Imperioli is the first cast member that was confirmed by HBO. He plays Dominic Di Grasso, who travels to the resort with his father and son
'The White Lotus' was one of the hit HBO shows of 2021 and with the second season all set to premiere soon, there have been updates trickling in. 'Sopranos' star Michael Imperioli is all set to star in the series. The show, set in the fictional White Lotus resort in Hawaii follows a group of visitors who seem to have perfect lives over the course of six episodes.
Created by Mike White ('School of Rock'), Season 1 saw some insanely rich guests and down-to-the-doldrums staff. The satire also tackles the disturbing subject of neocolonialism by way of tourism, along with race and inequality as some of the themes. The ensemble cast list in the season opener included Alexandra Daddario ('Baywatch'), Jennifer Coolidge ('American Pie'), Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Brittany O’Grady, Jake Lacy, Sydney Sweeney, Molly Shannon, and Murray Bartlett.
Here's everything we know ahead of Season 2.
When does 'The White Lotus' Season 2 release?
Although a release date is not confirmed, expect the second season to land around the same time as season 1's debut. So, that would mean we're looking at sometime late July or August of 2022.
Who stars in Season 2?
With the location moving away from Hawaii to a different White Lotus resort, there will also be a new bunch of characters. Per Deadline, Imperioli is the first cast member that was confirmed by the network. The site said, "Imperioli will play Dominic Di Grasso, who travels to the White Lotus resort with his elderly father and son, a recent college graduate, in tow." It was also reported that Coolidge would return, however, there was no official confirmation.
What will Season 2 of 'The White Lotus' be all about?
Much about Season 2 is kept under wraps and it can be safely speculated that Season 2 will follow the same theme as Season 1. As far as the plot was concerned, White felt a new location would work better. "I don't think you can credibly have [all of the season one characters] on the same vacation again," he said in an interview with IndieWire. "But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back. We only made one-year deals with the actors, so we'd have to find out who is even available."
Mike White serves as the showrunner of the satirical comedy series. He executive produces it alongside Nick Hall and David Bernad.
There is no trailer available for Season 2. However, watch this space for more updates.