Not only Euphoria. Last year up HBO extension And Sky another debuted revelation series, which has since amassed nominations and awards. Let’s talk about The White Lotusseries written and directed by Mike Whitewho conquered everyone with his poetic and surreal atmospheres. Dysfunctional families, toxic relationships and a mystery that was the backbone of the episodes. After the emotional first season, the show has received confirmation for the second that will be filmed in Italy. And here’s everything we know about filming, location and where it is filmed exactly The White Lotus 2.
Filming: where season 2 is filmed
The filming of The White Lotus season 2 they have had starting February 28, 2022. The HBO network gave the news, which on its social channels has released a photo of the first take beaten to Taormina.
Right here in the heart of sunny Sicilymostly i will be recorded 7 new episodes set in another luxurious resorts on the model of what we have already seen in the first season.
About the Sicilian shootingthe director and creator of The White Lotus, who during the first season had to deal with the restrictions due to Covidhe thus commented with EW the newfound opportunity to move even beyond the confines of the hotel where the events take place:
“I don’t want to complain about staying at the Four Seasons in Maui, but (having to be confined there, ed) you really start to feel like you’re in the Hawaiian version of ‘The Shining’… This season it was crazy to be able to visit the surrounding city and some of the places iconic of Sicily. The canvas gets bigger and there’s a lot of development.”.
Season 2 sneak peeks
There first season from The White Lotus was set in Hawaii, in a tourist village where, for various reasons, some families meet. Between the relationship problems of one and the anguish of the other, tensions and anxiety rears culminating in a tragic event of which at the beginning was given only a taste.
The sneak peeks for season 2 of The White Lotus, on the other hand, they tell that in a new luxury hotelsite this time in Italythey will be guests other characterswith their baggage of anxieties and secrets ready to be explored.
A new mystery will pivot throughout the cycle of episodes, which obviously confirm the anthological structure of the show. That of the mystery is an indescription also confirmed by the author of the series, Mike White, a Deadlines.
Always White has blurted out that another important trend followed by the new season will be the evolution of Tanya’s character, who arrived in Italy together with her partner Greg and her personal assistant. Here’s what he revealed about her EW the creator of the series:
“She got married to Greg and they’ve been together long enough that their honeymoon is definitely over. Tanya will have to deal with this aspect”.
The main theme of the next few episodes, however, will be different from season 1:
“He won’t talk about power dynamics, but more about men and women, and sexual politics”.
Always about the imprint he wanted to give to the second season, White explains a EW:
“The mythology of Sicily, at least from an American point of view, is made up of sexuality in politics, and role-playing associated, for example, with the world of opera, the mafia and an Italian romanticism. I feel like the new season will focus a lot more on men, women, relationships, adultery, so I built it.”.
Location The White Lotus 2
We currently know that the main location from The White Lotus 2 in Italy it is the San Domenico Palace in Taormina.
The hotel belongs to the luxurious Four Seasons chainpresent all over the world. Furnished according to the fusion of style and culture that characterize the entire island, the hotel overlooks a breathtaking panorama.
In front of the large terrace where guests have breakfast or relax in the sun, the village of Taormina framed by sea.
You can pay for one night in one of the most spacious, well-equipped and elegant suites even more than 2000€.
Among the others location of The White Lotus 2 the troupe also chose the city of Noto (already historic set of Montalbano).
Cast The White Lotus 2
Now that we know where the season 2 of The White Lotus and we discovered the first locations, let’s see who is in the cast.
After the rumors that gave for sure the return of Jennifer Coolidge as the alcoholic and depressed Tanya, already seen in season 1, the rumors have been confirmed by HBO.
As instead leaked via social media by Web star Paolo Camilli, he also returns to the cast of The White Lotus Jon Gries as Greg, Tanya’s love interest.
With them will be:
- Aubrey Plaza it’s Harper Spiller
- Haley Lu Richardson it’s Portia
- Theo James it’s Cameron
- F. Murray Abraham is Bert DiGrasso
- Adam DiMarco it’s Albie DiGrasso
- Meghann Fahy is Daphne Babcock
- Tom Hollander it’s Quentin
- Michael Imperioli it’s Dominic DiGrasso
- Will Sharpe is Ethan Spiller
- Leo Woodall it’s Jack
- Bruno Gouery
In this list we recognize Theo James, the male protagonist of the saga of divergentTom Hollander who is the voice of Griffin And American Dadbut also starred in Bohemian RhapsodyHaley Lu Richardson who has been in One meter away from you and finally Bruno Gouery of Emily in Paris. Honorable mention to Academy Award winner F. Murray Abrahamfamous for Amadeus in which he played Salieri.
Then some Italian names are added to the list. Let’s talk about:
Romandini announced her joining the cast of The White Lotus 2 with an Instagram post on March 30, 2022. The actress, who made her debut in a small role in Company of the Swanalso talked about his character.
Characters The White Lotus 2
Who are i new characters of The White Lotus 2? We have already said that the series has an anthological system, therefore in the second season we will not find the same actors as in the first.
To animate The White Lotus 2 will still be there Tanya, the only one of the characters in the series to remain once again. With her we will follow the story of:
Bert DiGrassoan elderly gentleman who travels with the son Dominic and the nephew Albiefresh out of college. Through the trailer we discover that Bert and his party are in Italy to discover the origins of the family. Initially the holiday project also included their respective companions, but from Albie’s words we learn that “All the women in your family hate you”.
Quentin instead he is a British tourist on holiday in Italy with friends and his nephew. Portia works for Tanya and agreed to follow her to Sicily despite the reluctance of her partner.
In the end Harperlawyer, and the husband Ethanare a serious and structured couple who have planned a holiday together with friends Daphne and Cameron. The latter, a former roommate of Ethan’s college, has a character and attitudes decidedly different from those of his friend, less macho and jovial. The same goes for his wife Daphne, who unlike the free and emancipated Harper is more humble and seems to limit herself to the role of her compliant wife.
While Lucio Patanè told us about a character “Small but involved in the main events”Eleonora Romandini has declared that hers will be instead “A Delicate Character”.
When does The White Lotus 2 come out
When does The White Lotus 2 come out? The White Lotus 2 is one of the most anticipated TV series of fall 2022, and also in Italian the new season will come out Coming soon. From the words of the creator Mike White it emerged that the exit date on HBO this will drop October.
“Season 2 will be released this October”said to Deadlines.
More specifically, the second season of The White Lotus will be released from 30 October on HBO in the US, and since November 7, 2022 on Sky in Italy.
These two dates have been confirmed by the release of the Trailer for The White Lotus 2released in early October on the official channels of HBO and Sky, and which you can see below.
Will The White Lotus 3 be there?
Although the second season of The White Lotus has yet to air, the show creator Mike White is already projected into the future. Taking his words for certain, it would seem that negotiations are already open for a extension of the story beyond the episodes filmed in Italy. This means that The White Lotus 3 will be there? Likely.
What is most interesting, however, is that the screenwriter even has some ideas about who to include in it:
“It would be really fun to take one or a couple of characters from season one and have them take part in season three. It’s something I’m trying to figure out how to fix.”.
Between eligible old faces of the series that could return in The White Lotus 3 if the following season will be there, we can mention right now Shane and Rachel. Shane was played by Jake Lacywhile Rachel had the face of Alexandra Daddario.