The White Lotus Season 2: Watch Jennifer Coolidge Live Her Best Life on a Moped

Get ready to check back in to The White Lotus, because we have your first glimpse at season two of the HBO dramedy.

By Alyssa Ray Jul 18, 2022 11:02 PMTags
Watch: Murray Bartlett Gushes Over Working With Jennifer Coolidge

Raise a glass of champagne, because we have your first look at The White Lotus season two.

On July 18, HBO Max released a sizzle reel of all the new and returning shows heading to the streaming platform. Among the footage was a glimpse at the highly anticipated second season of The White Lotus.

"Welcome to the White Lotus in Sicily," the concierge says to guests, played by Aubrey PlazaTheo James, Meghann Fahy and Will Sharpe, who toast with some champagne.

Of course, that wasn't the only taste we received of the next installment, as season one fan favorite Jennifer Coolidge made an appearance. That's right, Coolidge's Tanya MacQuoid is seen beaming as she hangs on tightly to a handsome gentleman who is driving her around on a moped.

Clearly, Tanya is doing much better following the events of season one, where she grappled with laying her mother's ashes to rest in Hawaii.

2022 TV Premiere Dates

For those who've yet to jump on the White Lotus bandwagon, the critically acclaimed satire follows the highs and lows of hotel guests and staff at a luxury resort. The Hawaii-based season one had an ensemble cast that included Alexandra Daddario, Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Natasha Rothwell, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady, Sydney Sweeney and Steve Zahn.

The White Lotus has been nominated for 20 Emmy awards, including acting nominations for a large portion of the cast. So, it will be exciting to see how season two follows in its predecessor's footsteps.

Keep reading for everything we know about season two of The White Lotus:

Make Your Reservation Now

In September, HBO confirmed that the new season will debut Oct. 30.

Our New Resort Manager

Italian actress Sabrina Impacciatore will play the resort manager of The White Lotus: Sicily, effectively taking over for Murray Bartlett from the show's first season.

She appeared in 2021's Prime Video original Dog Years and had a small role in 2004's The Passion of the Christ.

The New Olivia and Paula?

Actresses Beatrice Grannó and Simona Tabasco have joined the second season. The play Mia and Lucia, respectively, two local Sicilian girls who hang out at The White Lotus.

They're giving us flashbacks to Olivia (Sydney Sweeney) and Paula (Brittany O'Grady) from the show's first season.

We'll see if they get up to similar hijinks.

Checking In

Theo James, Meghann Fahy and Will Sharpe have joined season two of The White Lotus as series regulars. According to Deadline, James and Fahy are playing the married couple, Cameron and Daphne Babcock, vacationing with Aubrey Plaza's character Harper. Sharpe is playing Plaza's character's husband, Ethan Spiller.

Leo Woodall is also joining the cast in a recurring role, playing a "magnetic" White Lotus guest.

Bon Voyage

According to Variety, guests are checking into the Four Seasons Hotel in Sicily, Italy. The outlet reports the resort has been booked through April 1.

F. Murray Abraham

The Academy Award winner joins the series as Bert Di Grasso, an elderly man traveling with his son, Dominic Di Grasso. HBO previously confirmed that Michael Imperioli will play Dominic.

Adam DiMarco

This The Order star has the honor of portraying F. Murray Abraham's grandson in the second installment of The White Lotus. Deadline reports that The Order's DiMarco will play Albie Di Grasso, a recent college graduate traveling with his father (Imperioli) and grandfather (Abraham).

Tom Hollander

The Pride & Prejudice star is joining the second installment of White Lotus as Quentin, an English expat, vacationing with his friends and his nephew, according to Deadline.

Haley Lu Richardson

After starring in the HBO Max original film Unpregnant, the actress has been cast in the role of Portia, a young woman traveling with her boss. According to Deadline, Portia's boss is believed to be Tanya McQuoid, played in the debut season by Jennifer Coolidge.

Jennifer Coolidge

The O.G. White Lotus star is returning for a second season, with Imperioli tagging the Legally Blonde actress in his casting announcement. It's no surprise that director Mike White would bring Coolidge back, as he's a huge fan of the actress and wrote the role of Tanya specifically for her. 

Michael Imperioli

This Sopranos actor is packing his bags and getting ready for a trip he will never forget. In early January, Imperioli confirmed he's joining the cast, writing on Instagram, "Very excited to be joining Mike White and team." 

According to HBO, Imperioli will portray Dominic Di Grasso, who takes his elderly father and recent college grad son on vacation.

Aubrey Plaza

HBO confirmed the Parks & Recreation actress will join Imperioli and Coolidge in the second installment of the series. Per Deadline, Aubrey's character is Harper Spiller, a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends. 

New Horizons

Though the series got its name from the fictional hotel, the cast and crew are saying goodbye to the sandy beaches of Maui. When HBO announced they ordered a second installment, Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, said in a statement, "We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can't wait to keep following him wherever he takes us."

Behind the Scenes Team

Mike White will write, direct and executive produce the series alongside returning co-executive producers David Bernad and Nick Hall. Additionally, Mark Kamine joins as executive producer. 

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