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The White Lotus Season Two is Taking Us on Another ‘Dream’ Vacation

Jolene Purdy, Murray Bartlett in White Lotus
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The White Lotus was the perfect quarantine show. When you were sitting at home, wishing more than anything that you could be somewhere else, maybe even at a tropical resort, The White Lotus came along to remind you that, actually, your very own home is very nice (and, hopefully, free of snarky Gen Z mean girls). With an all star cast of Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, and Sydney Sweeney, every week writer, creator, and director Mike White left us laughing while simultaneously gripping the edge of our seat. Since then, nothing has come along to truly fill the pineapple suit-sized hole in our heart, but that’s OK, because The White Lotus is coming back for a second round and there are enough rooms for all of us. Here’s what we know so far about season two of the show.

Who will be in the cast?

Something tells us that the majority of guests who stayed at the White Lotus last season will not be returning to any of the hotel’s other properties any time soon. It seems like, most likely, we will be getting a whole new cast for season two, though it’s already shaping up to be a good one. The Hollywood Reporter just revealed F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, and Haley Lu Richardson are all joining the cast as regulars for season two. The Grand Budapest Hotel star Abraham is set to play Bert Di Grasso, an old man traveling with his son and grandson. Adam DiMarco will play Albie Di Grasso, Bert’s grandson, and a recent college graduate, while Sopranos star, Michael Imperioli, who was recently announced as part of the cast, will play Albie’s father and Bert’s son, Dominic.

Hollander, meanwhile, is playing Quentin, an expat on vacation with his friends and nephew, while Five Feet Apart star Richardson will take on the role of Portia, who is traveling with her boss.

Parks and Recreation fans will be happy to hear that that Aubrey Plaza is the second actor to sign on to The White Lotus’ second installment. The Hollywood Reporter just announced Plaza will be joining the cast as Harper Spiller, “a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends,” which is a situation that never turns out well.

As for any returning players from season one, there’s probably only one guest who would ever consider going to another White Lotus property, it’s of course Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid. Coolidge has been rumored to be returning for the second season, but as of now, nothing has been confirmed. Hopefully, she takes Belinda with her.

What will season two be about?

If you’re expecting to head back to Hawaii, think again. According to Deadline, season two will bring us to another White Lotus property (imagine it as a chain, like the Ritz Carlton of Four Seasons), somewhere else in the world, to tell more stories about the guests staying there. As of now, we don’t know for sure where we will be staying when we “check-in” for another six-part installment, but THR reported that the upcoming season will be set in Italy, though HBO has yet to confirm.

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