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The White Lotus season 3 release date speculation, cast, and news

Book your flight and pack your bags, because we're headed to find out about The White Lotus season 3 release date, cast, plot, and more.

The White Lotus season 3 release date: The cast of The White Lotus season 2

What’s The White Lotus season 3 release date? Heading to the world’s finest chain of luxury hotels might sound nice, but things rarely go to plan when you book a room at a White Lotus resort.

Since The White Lotus opened its fictional doors, we’ve had dead bodies, hotel workers that defecate in baggage, and some sordid guest scandals. Now, we’re going back for another trip with a third season of the comedy series, and we can only imagine the truly insane drama that’s sure to come with the newest guests of this TV series.

The White Lotus season 3 release date speculation

The third season was announced in November 2022, and we know The White Lotus is set to return sometime in 2025.

The semi-anthology series will continue with an all-new cast and setting. While the official release date hasn’t been announced, creator Mike White has recently said [via Entertainment Weekly] that he’s “seriously finishing scripts,” and that they’re “still waiting to be able to cast.”

This is most likely because the actors strike prevented them from hitting pre-production at full speed. He also said that he hopes to start filming season 3 at the beginning of 2024, so we think we could even be looking at an early 2025 release date if things go to plan.

The White Lotus season 3 release date: Beatrice Granno as Mia and Simona Tabasco as Lucia

The White Lotus season 3 cast speculation

No official news has been announced regarding The White Lotus season 3 cast, but it’s been reported that Natasha Rothwell would return as Belinda, who appeared first season.

In case you need reminding, Belinda worked in the spa at The White Lotus, who became the subject of obsession for Tanya. After believing Tanya would financially back her to start up her own business, Belinda was left high and dry when the time came. We can’t lie — it was pretty upsetting.

It wouldn’t be the first time Mike White has brought back characters. Jennifer Coolidge returned as Tanya in the second season, playing the character that we’ve been doing impressions of ever since. An icon, frankly. But since she was killed off in the second season’s finale, we don’t think she’ll be back, sadly.

The White Lotus cast is a hotbed of the latest and greatest Hollywood stars as well as famous names, so expect to see some major players be announced over the next few months. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Here’s the expected The White Lotus season 3 cast:

  • Natasha Rothwell as Belinda
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What’s The White Lotus season 3 about?

The plot hasn’t been confirmed, but we bet The White Lotus season 3 will revolve around another group of rich narcissists taking over the luxury hotel yet again.

Oh, and there’s bound to be a shocking death, as per usual. Mike White has stated that The White Lotus runs on themes, with the first season focusing on money, the second on sex, and says that the third will be themed around death and spirituality. Sounds good to us!

An unconfirmed report by Variety suggested that the newest season would take place in Thailand. That would make sense, although we were really hoping for a change of scenery on this one. We’ve had the lush, summer settings. Perhaps it’s time for, say, a luxury ski resort?

Either way, it sounds like we have reason to be excited. “It’s going to be a supersized White Lotus,” White said. “It’s going to be longer, bigger, crazier. I don’t know what people will think, but I am super excited, so at least for my own barometer, that’s a good thing … I’m super excited about the content of the season.”

Above all else, we know it’ll have sensational theme music.

The White Lotus season 3 release date: Haley Lu Richardson as Portia and Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya

Is there a The White Lotus season 3 trailer?

There’s no The White Lotus season 3 trailer just yet, since production hasn’t started, but we expect one at the beginning of 2025.

If Mike White pushes for filming to commence at the start of 2024, then there should be plenty of footage by the end of the year to form a teaser, at the very least. We’ll keep our eyes peeled. In the meantime, do what we do every day and revisit some of Tanya’s most quotable lines below:

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Where can I watch The White Lotus season 3?

The White Lotus is an HBO original, so it’ll air on there on a weekly basis when season 3 is released.

It should then become available to catch-up On Demand or on streaming shortly after the episodes air. If you’re looking to rewatch the first two seasons while you wait, they’re available on HBO’s streaming service, Max.

The White Lotus season 3 release date: The cast of The White Lotus season 2

How many The White Lotus season 3 episodes will there be?

Expect The White Lotus season 3 to have seven episodes, to follow on from season 2’s count.

The first season only had six episodes, so there’s a possibility the count might go up again. That said, incredible things happened in those six episodes, and we know Mike White can do a lot in a short range. Whatever they’re willing to give us, we’ll take.

If you love great TV, check out our list of the best drama series, or we have guides to the Severance season 2 release date and the House of the Dragon season 2. You can also remind yourself of who died in The White Lotus season 2.

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