If you’re looking for a soapy, funny summer viewing experience, HBO has you covered. “The White Lotus,” a six-episode satirical comedy limited series set at a Hawaiian resort, will premiere on HBO and HBO Max this summer. Mike White wrote, directed, and executive-produced the program, which is based on the cult classic HBO dramedy “Enlightened,” which stars Laura Dern as a damaged woman who undergoes a spiritual conversion that allows her to channel her selfishness for good. White is a sharp observer of self-absorbed characters who ultimately mean well, as seen by his writings for films like “School of Rock” and “The Good Girl.”
“The White Lotus” is White’s first TV series since “Enlightened” ended in 2013, and it’s extremely exciting for lovers of his unique aesthetic. The cast, release date, and plot of “The White Lotus” are all listed here.
When can I get my hands on The White Lotus?
“The White Lotus,” which will also be available to stream on HBO Max, will premiere on HBO on July 11 at 9 p.m. EST.
The series was shot last fall at the Four Seasons Resort Maui and adhered to COVID-19 guidelines, according to Maui News. By the time “The White Lotus” was about halfway through filming, the producers had administered 2,000 COVID tests to the crew, with no positive results, according to the journal.
“It’s beyond exciting to return to HBO with this project and such an exceptional company,” Mike White said in a press release announcing the limited series (via Variety). “I’m thankful to everyone who assisted us in bringing our tiny bubble to Hawaii, which I’m happy to call home.”
As the launch date approaches, fans should keep a lookout for a trailer for the series.
What are the members of the cast of The White Lotus?
“The White Lotus” features an ensemble cast that includes actors who have been in a number of HBO shows as well as other small-screen successes (via WarnerMedia).
Murray Bartlett, best known for playing aspiring San Francisco restaurateur Dom Basaluzzo on HBO’s dramedy “Looking,” Connie Britton, star of “Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville,” and Jennifer Coolidge, best known for playing Stifler’s mother in the “American Pie” film series, portraying Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the “Legally Blonde” movies, and many Christopher Guest mockumentaries, are among
Alexandra Daddario, best known for her performances in Season 1 of “True Detective” and the “Percy Jackson” film series, and Fred Hechinger, most known for his part in “Eighth Grade,” will star in “The White Lotus” (who will also be seen in the upcoming Netflix film trilogy “Fear Street”).
Jake Lacy (from “Girls”), Brittany O’Grady (from “Little Voice”), Natasha Rothwell (from “Insecure”), Sydney Sweeney (from “Euphoria”), and Lukas Gage (from “Euphoria”) are all set to star in the new program. The cast features acclaimed character actor Steve Zahn, who starred in the HBO thriller “Treme,” in addition to “Saturday Night Live” staple Molly Shannon.
Mike White is known for appearing in his own films, but it’s unknown if he’ll appear in “The White Lotus.”
The plot of The White Lotus is unknown.
“The White Lotus” appears to include a range of narratives that will connect in surprising ways as the characters meet up at the hotel, according to the character descriptions. According to WarnerMedia, hotel manager Armond (Murray Bartlett) is “taken on an emotional roller coaster trip by a desperate guest,” while spa manager Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) is “taken on a dramatic downward spiral.”
Nicole (Connie Britton), a “successful type-A executive who can’t help but treat her family like disobedient employees,” her husband Mark (Steve Zahn), who has “an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex,” their teenaged son Quinn (Fred Hechinger), “a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the first time,” and their daughter Olivia (Sydney Sweeney), who’s accompanied by “s
Shane (Jake Lacy) and Rachel Patton (Alexandra Daddario) are newlyweds whose honeymoon is coming to an end… while they’re still on it. Kitty (Molly Shannon), Shane’s mother, shows up uninvited and unwelcomed, further aggravating the situation. Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge) is a “rich, unstable woman, recuperating from the death of her mother, going alone to the hotel, yearning for love and in desperate need of a massage.”
If you’re looking forward to it, mark your calendars on July 11 to see “The White Lotus” on HBO and HBO Max.