The White Lotus Season Three is shaping up to be just as fabulous as the absolute television GOLD that was Season Two.
From what we’ve heard so far, they’ve got some ‘yuge plans in place!
HBO confirmed the excellent news that the show is returning this year, with the company’s executive vice president of programming Francesca Orsi lavishing praise on the equally lavish show.
“Reflecting on The White Lotus‘ humble, run-and-gun origin as a contained pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be awestruck by how [creator Mike White] orchestrated one of the buzziest and most critically acclaimed shows,” Orsi said, per Variety.
Orsi added the show had reached “new heights” in Season Two.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to get the chance to collaborate on a third season together.”
I can’t wait to welcome you to the next White Lotus property.#TheWhiteLotus has been renewed for Season 3. pic.twitter.com/T6xOpAK9Jj
— HBO (@HBO) November 18, 2022
Here’s everything we’ve learned so far about The White Lotus Season Three.
Who will star in The White Lotus Season Three?
Both seasons of The White Lotus so far have had an incredible cast, from Murray Bartlett as Season One’s tragic hotel manager Armond to Aubrey Plaza‘s cynical-of-the-super-rich lawyer Harper in Season Two. Plus, who could forget Theo James and his potentially prosthetic monster penis?
Since the show brought back Jennifer Coolidge‘s character for another stay at The White Lotus hotel, why not bring back another character?
As revealed by Variety, Natasha Rothwell, who played fan fave spa manager Belinda Lindsey, will return for the new season.
Variety deduced that since Season Three is going to be “a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality,” according to Mike White, this could potentially be Belinda’s tie-in as a wellness guru.
And that’s not all. According to a sneaky email shared by goss queen Deuxmoi, two of your faves are returning for Season Three: Jennifer Coolidge and Season One’s Connie Britton.
Given the Season Two finale, I’m not sure how the former is possible, but stranger things have happened!
“Spoiler alert: I read that Jennifer Coolidge will be back and they want Connie Britton to return in S3,” the source alleged.
It has also been speculated that Danny DeVito may star in the new season as White was spotted having dinner with the famous comic.
Meanwhile Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Lee Curtis have both put up their hands to star in the new season which sounds like a fab idea to us!
There have also been calls for Pamela Anderson to join the gang.
Whether or not they actually get cast remains to be seen, but it’s fun to dream, isn’t it?
Speaking of dreaming: fans have also started drafting their dream cast list for the next season of the bonkers HBO series.
Writer Evan Ross Katz pulled together the following primo list of suggested stars that includes Lindsay Lohan, Keke Palmer, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kim Cattrall.
Fans have also taken to Twitter to cast The White Lotus Season Three. Suggestions have included Rachel Sennot, Bill Hader, Evan Rachel Wood and Brenda Song to name but a handful.
brenda song for the white lotus s3
— quinn (@blairenanti) November 18, 2022
RACHEL SENNOTT IN THE WHITE LOTUS S3
— Justin @ Waystar Royco (@jerstonfilm) November 18, 2022
starting the campaign to get bill hader on the white lotus s3pic.twitter.com/IrsJ1fxNL9 https://t.co/vR8JLKjzlo
— the final scorpio 💌 (succession spoilers) (@girlbosskenroy) November 18, 2022
dianna agron and rachel sennott in white lotus s3 is a need pic.twitter.com/jby8m5sFvp
— joey (@emmarobcerts) November 18, 2022
gonna need Amanda Bynes as Tanya’s long lost daughter in white lotus s3 @HBO
— jess (@besmirchabitch) November 14, 2022
wait, Alexa Demie on white lotus s3 pleaseeeee
— faith🕊 (@EUPHORICFENTY) November 18, 2022
Bad bunny in white lotus s3 https://t.co/LyFErp9wPx
— Dylan (@SoftGroupie) November 18, 2022
What is the location for The White Lotus Season Three?
The White Lotus Season One was set in Hawaii and filmed at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. Season Two was set in Sicily and filmed at another Four Seasons hotel, the San Domenico Palace in Taormina.
And we’ve just learned that The White Lotus Season Three will be set in the gorg Thailand, per Variety.
Mike White himself previously teased that it would be set in Asia just after Season Two wrapped.
“I think it’d be fun to maybe go to a whole different continent. You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that, that would be fun,” he told Deadline.
White revealed in HBO Max’s Unpacking S2 E7 special that the third season will focus on “death and Eastern religion and spirituality.”
“The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex,” he said.
“I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.”
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more about The White Lotus Season Three. Until then, you can keep up with the first two seasons on BINGE and Foxtel, with new eps dropping weekly.