HBO Officially Renews ‘The White Lotus’ for Season 2 (with an All-New Cast)

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HBO is giving the people what they want: a second season of its popular series The White Lotus.

The streaming service announced the exciting news on Tuesday, revealing that the second installment won’t take place in Hawaii “and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants,” per a press release. Yup, looks like that means we’ll be seeing some new faces.

If you’re unfamiliar, The White Lotus is a satire comedy following the guests and employees at a tropical resort. Ahead of the premiere of season one earlier this year, we sat down with the cast to ask their thoughts on reprising their roles for a second installment (something creator Mike White told IndieWire could be a possibility).

When asked about the possibility of a season two renewal, Sydney Sweeney (who plays Olivia) revealed that she’s already one step ahead. “I actually keep texting [creator Mike White], saying, ‘So, are we going to come back? Let’s do another season. Let’s do something,’” she told PureWow.

Brittany O’Grady (who plays Paula) admitted that reuniting with the cast “would be the coolest.” However, she warned that the season two story line for The White Lotus would be completely different, since it’s not possible for all the hotel guests to return at the same time.

“We’ll see what direction the show goes in and what stories need to be told,” she added. “There could be a whole new group of guests at The White Lotus.”

Alexandra Daddario (who plays Rachel) agreed with this idea, admitting The White Lotus could turn into an anthology series (like American Horror Story) and feature a new set of guests each season. “I don’t know much about [season two], but the way TV is now with anthology shows…I do think there’s always a way,” she said.

Murray Bartlett (who plays Armond) added, “This is created by Mike White. He can make anything happen.”

Looks like these guys were on the right track. And we can’t wait for more details.

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