HBO Renews ‘The White Lotus’ for Third Season
November 18, 2022
HBO’s Emmy-winning anthology series “The White Lotus,” from Mike White, will return for a third installment and will follow a new group of guests at another White Lotus property.
The first installment, which premiered July 2021 and was set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations across 13 categories and 10 wins, the most wins of any program that year, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The second installment, set in Sicily, debuted on Oct. 30 and will conclude on Dec. 11. Its first episode has already been watched by more than 7.6 million viewers, and last week the series hit an all-time weekly high, ranking as the No. 1 title overall on HBO Max, according to the service.
“Reflecting on ‘The White Lotus’’ humble, run-and-gun origin as a contained pandemic production, it’s impossible not to be awestruck by how Mike orchestrated one of the buzziest and most critically acclaimed shows,” Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming and head of HBO Drama Series and Films, said in a statement. “And yet, he’s only continued to reach new heights in season two, which is the ultimate testament to Mike’s raw, unparalleled vision. His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, paired with his signature irreverent humor and buoyant directing style, have us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we’ve come to adore. We couldn’t be more thrilled to get the chance to collaborate on a third season together.”
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“There’s no place I’d rather work than HBO and there’s no people I’d rather partner with than Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner and their incredible team,” creator, writer and director Mike White said in a statement. “I feel so lucky to get this opportunity again and am excited to reunite with my amazingly talented collaborators on ‘The White Lotus.'”