White Lotus Season 3: Everything we know

Eleni Thomas
Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus

The White Lotus is where everyone wants to stay with Season 3 officially underway, here’s everything you need to know about the new series.

White Lotus season 2 took over the internet and most TV screens when it debuted back in 2022, with the second season of the show picking up the momentum from the first and building upon it in a near-perfect way.

Created by Mike White, who many know from School of Rock, the series pokes fun at the wealthy, with a cast of unlikeable yet loveable characters put together. However, each season has a dark twist, with black market trading, death, and more underpinning the glitz and glamor of each location and the superficial lives of each character.

With the location of Season 3 having been confirmed, we’ve gathered everything we know so far about the upcoming season ahead of its release.


White Lotus Season 3: When will it air?

White Lotus Season 3 is expected to release in 2025.

According to a new report from Variety, the HBO 2024 programming slate is being hit with some delays, meaning that shows such as White Lotus are now a year behind when they’d have likely released originally.

As of February 13, the show’s third season has officially started filming.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest release date news.

White Lotus season 3 cast: Who will be in the new season?

A number of cast members for White Lotus Season 3 have just been announced, including but not limited to:

  • Leslie Bibb
  • Dom Hetrakul  
  • Jason Isaacs
  • Michelle Monaghan
  • Parker Posey
  • Tayme Thapthimthong
  • Carrie Coon
  • Miloš Biković
  • Christian Friedel
  • Morgana O’Reilly
  • Lek Patravadi
  • Shalini Peiris
  • Walton Goggins
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger
  • Aimee Lou Wood
  • Sarah Catherine Hook
  • Sam Nivola
  • Lisa, from K-pop band Blackpink
  • Natasha Rothwell, who is reprising her role of Belinda

Part of what makes The White Lotus such a hit is the fantastic ensemble of actors and characters each season includes. In particular, Jennifer Coolidge’s performance as the lovable but naïve Tanya McQuoid has earned the star two Golden Globe awards.

Sadly Tanya will not be back for the third season of the show after her death during the finale of season 2. However, fans are hoping that the likes of Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, and more return to the show once more for the new season.

One returning member has been confirmed for Season 3, that being Natasha Rothwell. She told Vanity Fair “I gasped out loud a minimum of five times and this was just me reading them. […] Everyone needs to buckle up, because it’s going to get real!”

However, there are also new rumors circulating that Danny Devito could be in season 3 of the show after the actor was spotted with Mike White earlier in 2023.

According to the celebrity gossip site Deuxmoi, rumors are circulating about the alleged list of actors for the ensemble cast. Fans should take the information with a grain of salt as the source is not 100% credible. Per their Instagram story, the cast includes Walt Goggins, Woody Harrelson, Catherine Hook, Aime Lou Wood, and Carrie Coon.

Be sure to check back in with this section as we update with all the latest casting details and rumors for White Lotus season 3.

White Lotus season 3 setting: Where will it take place?

While we may not know who will star in season 3 of White Lotus, one thing we do know is where it will take place. In March 2023, Dexerto reported that the White Lotus season will be set in Thailand.

Theo James as Cameron and the cast of White Lotus Season 2

Given that seasons 1 & 2 both took place at fancy hotels and beautiful locations, this new season will likely follow suit. However, the exact location where in Thailand is yet to be revealed by creator Mike White.

White Lotus season 3 plot predictions: What will happen in the third season?

Previously, series creator Mike White hinted that Season 3 may take place in Asia, with the focus this time around being on “death and Eastern religion and spirituality.”

White Lotus season 3

“The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex,” White said during a clip at the end of the season 2 finale. “I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.”