The HBO tragicomedy series, The White Lotus, is confirmed for another season! Here are the recent updates on the upcoming release of Season 3.
Upon showing the premiere episode of Season 2, HBO officially announced on October 30, 2022 that The White Lotus will be renewed for the third season.
This limited series produced by Mike White is about the stories of guests at a hotel resort, including their interactions with the attendants, and their complexities.
The reboot was no surprise as the show had received multiple nominations and recognitions in the past. Even earlier this year, it was hinted by HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer that the show has a high potential for a reboot.
Read on to find out more about the show’s release date, trailer, story, and news updates.
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The White Lotus Season 3 Release Date
The release date for The White Lotus Season 3 has not yet been revealed.
But, as the latest season of this anthology series has just ended on December 11, 2022, we can speculate that the third season will be released in the last quarter of 2023 or early 2024.
This is similar to the previous seasons’ one-year allotted time for production before the airing of the show. Season 1 aired in July 2021, while Season 2 was in October 2022.
Further updates on the premiere date will be posted on Screen Herald as soon as confirmed!
The White Lotus Season 3 Trailer
The official trailer for The White Lotus Season 3 has yet to be released. The HBO and other official pages of the series have not yet announced concrete details about the third season.
In the meantime, here’s a short recap of what happened in Season 2 for your enjoyment.
We will link up the trailer as soon as it is out!
The White Lotus Season 3 Story
The White Lotus is an anthology series that depicts the different lives of travelers in the titular hotel resort. Each season has a different narrative, theme, characters, and even location.
Season 1 was set in Hawaii where the story revolved around privileged guests getting troubled by their own money, drugs, and entitlement.
While Season 2 was set in Sicily, and it is about guests delving into love, lust, and marriage resulting in deceit and naiveness.
These problems led them to become insensitive, apathetic, and detached from much deeper problems that the people around them experiences, most especially the hotel attendants.
The hotel staff suffers from the travelers’ daily degradations while they serve them. This shows the power imbalance between the two classes.
In the end, some characters grow and make good decisions for themselves, while some become stuck with their ways and suffer consequences. The narrative for the next season has not yet been confirmed.
Nevertheless, we are confident that new complex stories and a thought-provoking plot will be featured in the upcoming reboot.
The White Lotus Season 3 News
In a recent interview with the creator, Mike White, he shared the possible theme of the next season.
Season 3 is expected to have a different point of focus as White had shared, “I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality.”
He added that the sequel will be done on a different continent, maybe Asia where such themes are prevalent.
However, with the change of setting, we are convinced that a lot of the characters will not be included in Season 3.
Cast members we dearly loved like Jennifer Coolidge, who played Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the last two seasons, might not reprise her role due to obvious reasons that Tanya is dead.
However, with the exceptional performance of Coolidge in this limited series, the actor was able to bag the Best Actress Award in a Supporting Role during the 2023 Golden Globes.
It might be recalled that Coolidge also received an Emmy for her acting during the first season of The White Lotus.
HBO has not yet announced the actors who will be featured in the next sequel, as well as the production date.
For now, White and the team might be taking a break as he said that he ”doesn’t have a lot of gas in the tank” and needs to ”unplug and refresh”. Sooner or later, we can expect the team to be in the conceptualization and writing stage and finally confirm the new characters for the next season.
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