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The White Lotus Creator Mike White Drops Hints About Season 3 Location & Cast

Season 2 hasn't dropped yet, but White is already thinking about what's next.
  • Jon Gries and Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus. (Photo: HBO)
    Jon Gries and Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus. (Photo: HBO)

    Mike White is already dreaming up The White Lotus Season 3. 

    On the red carpet for the second season of the HBO series, the writer told Deadline that he'd love to branch out to a different continent for the next installment. "We just turned in our last episode to the network yesterday, so it’s hard to think about the next race," said White. 

    "But if we did, 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 continued. The second season of The White Lotus is set in Sicily and features returning cast member (and Emmy winner) Jennifer Coolidge, who White says he'd also want on board for Season 3. 

    "Jennifer is my friend and everybody loved her in the first season, and I was like, 'I can’t go to Italy without Jennifer.' And maybe that’s still the case. Like, maybe you can’t go to Japan without Jennifer, either," said White. "There are so many fun actors we've worked with so far, so it's just kind of like who's available."

    Season 1, set in Hawaii, earned 10 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series and Oustanding Supporting Actress for Coolidge. 

    The White Lotus Season 2 debuts Sunday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The White Lotus, HBO, Jennifer Coolidge, Mike White