One of my favorite series last year was Mike White’s “The White Lotus” on HBO, which was about the upstairs-downstairs tensions at a fancy resort in Hawaii. Plans for the second season are starting to leak out, and they’re promising. By the way, season 2 will not be a continuation of season 1; each season will have its own self-contained story line.
The next season will be set at a White Lotus resort in Sicily. Aubrey Plaza will play a woman on vacation with her boyfriend and friends. F. Murray Abraham will play a man traveling with his son and grandson; Michael Imperioli and Adam DiMarco will play the son and grandson, respectively. And Tom Hollander (not Tom Holland!) will be a British expat.
The best news may be that Jennifer Coolidge, so extraordinary in season 1, will return as the emotional Tanya. In an interview with TVLine, White indicated that a few others might return: “I don’t think you can credibly have [all the season 1 guests] on the same vacation again,” he said. “But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back.”