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Mike White’s white lotus has listed its first new residents. leslie bibb, jason isaac, Michelle Monaghan, parker posey, Dom Hetrakul And Taymay Thapathimthong is set to join returning cast member Natasha Rothwell in the upcoming third season of HBO’s Emmy-winning anthology series.
The new installment, set in Thailand, will begin filming in and around Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok in February and will follow a new group of guests at another White Lotus property.
As usual, no character details are shared about the guests, but as Deadline exclusively reported in November, revealing the start of production in February, the multi-generational group features a patriarch, a A female corporate executive, an actress, a few moms, including a country club wife, a misfit, and a yogi.
Rothwell is set to reprise her Season 1 role as Belinda.
Casting for Season 3 began hours after the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike and continued through the holidays, with deals for several more actors currently being negotiated.
On the filming and promotion of the third installment, HBO partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
“It’s going to be a supersized White lotus,” White said about Season 3 in November. “It’s going to be long, big and crazy. I don’t know what people will think, but I’m very excited, so at least for my own barometer, that’s a good thing.
It is unclear whether this means the number of episodes will increase again, going from 6 in Season 1 to 7 in Season 2.
Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO of HBO and Max, said in November that originally targeted for 2024, Season 3 is “likely moving to 2025” due to the strikes.
getting new seasons of The White Lotus, The Last of Us And Excitement – Everything was delayed due to the work stoppage – Keeping things going has been a major priority for HBO.
After the conclusion of Season 2 white lotus Last December, White said that season 3 would explore “death in Eastern religion and spirituality”.
“It’s an exploration about spirituality versus ego,” HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi said in May. And this is against Eastern religion.”
first installment of white lotus, which premiered in July 2021 and was set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations in 13 categories and won ten trophies, the most wins of any program that year, including Outstanding Limited Series or Anthology Series. Was. The Sicily-set second season, which premiered in December 2022, received 23 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Produced, written and directed by White, white lotus White is executive produced by David Bernard and Mark Kamine.
Bibb is repped by CAA. Isaac is represented by Independent Talent Group, Gersh and Silver Lining Entertainment. Monaghan is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Posey is repped by CAA.