A brand new group of friends can be checking in to The White Lotus – and there’s a sprinkling of magic, some critical blockbuster credentials and a cult favorite among the many faces.
On Friday (January 5), HBO introduced a model new solid for the extremely anticipated third instalment of the anthology sequence.
And *spoiler alert incoming* anybody fearful that the present couldn’t thrive with out Jennifer Coolidge, the one actress to have starred within the first two seasons, there’s loads of huge names to get enthusiastic about.
The third season of the hit HBO sequence has added six new solid members. Becoming a member of the brand new season are Leslie Bibb (who followers would possibly know from the likes of Iron Man and Jupiter’s Legacy), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies), Michelle Monaghan (of Gone Child Gone and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Parker Posey (from You’ve Bought Mail and The Staircase), Tayme Thapthimthong (Pores and skin Commerce) and Dom Hetrakul (Bangkok Harmful).
The brand new additions be a part of returning actress Natasha Rothwell, who’s reprising the position of Belinda from the primary sequence of the present. Belinda didn’t seem within the second season however followers will keep in mind her because the spa supervisor who made a take care of Jennifer Coolidge’s character to enter enterprise collectively.
The flighty Tanya – Jennifer Coolidge’s wealthy heiress character – ended up negging on the deal, leaving Belinda out within the chilly.
After all, issues didn’t work out too effectively for Tanya in season two… who was the goal of a homicide plot by her husband. Whereas she outsmarted the hitmen employed to kill her, she ended up slipping and falling to her loss of life, drowning within the Sicilian waters.
The place is The White Lotus season 3 set?
After the seeming paradise of Maui turned lethal in season one, and the enchanting Sicily turned bitter in season two, extra darkish turns and sinister twists will come to a 3rd White Lotus location in Thailand for season three.
The present is about to start manufacturing in and round Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok, Thailand, in February 2024.
Actual plot particulars are being saved below wraps other than the very fact it is going to observe the newly introduced group of friends at one other (we’re guessing, doomed) White Lotus resort.
Throughout a HBO Max featurette after the ultimate episode of season two aired in 2023, Mike White did tease, “The primary season we highlighted cash after which the second season is intercourse and I believe the third season, it might be possibly a sort of satirical and humorous take a look at loss of life in Jap faith and spirituality — it feels prefer it may very well be a wealthy tapestry to do one other spherical at White Lotus.”
Will another earlier solid members return?
Whereas particulars are saved secret for now, creator Mike White hasn’t dominated out different solid members coming again to affix the likes of Belinda.
Connie Britton, who performed the highly effective CEO Nicole Mossbacher within the first season, revealed in June final 12 months that, whereas she did not reprise her position in season 2, she gave followers hope for a doable revival sooner or later.
“[Mike White] needed me to be within the second season, and there was an concept that I cherished for the character,” mentioned Connie. “A chunk of casting did not work within the second season and we’re hoping to [do] that within the third season.”
“I’d like to see a spin-off on each character in that present.”