After satirising the hollow lives of the overprivileged holidaying in a Hawaiian resort in season 1, The White Lotus season 2 takes aim at the sexual politics of the rich in a Sicilian hotel.
Jennifer Coolidge, who plays unhappy heiress Tanya McQuoid, is the only returning cast member from the first instalment of the HBO drama, with new faces including Divergent’s Theo James and The Bold Type’s Meghann Fahy.
Much like its predecessor, the show opens with dead bodies at the five-star hotel, this time based in Taormina, with the episodes rewinding back in time to explain the tensions and circumstances surrounding the deaths.
Among the vacationers are former college roommates Cameron Babcock (Theo) and Ethan Spiller (Will Sharpe) and their wives Daphne Babcok (Meghann) and the uptight Harper Spiller (Aubrey Plaza).
Further down the corridor are three generations of the same family Albie Di Grasso (Adam DiMarco), Bert (F Murray Abraham) and Dominic (Michael Imperioli), while local sex worker Lucia (Simona Tabasco) and Mia (Beatrice Grannò) run amok between the guests.
Where can I watch The White Lotus season 2 in the UK and the US?
The White Lotus season 2 is available to watch on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now.
Episodes will be released weekly on Mondays and made available at 2am on the streamer and air at 9pm on the channel.
Stateside, the drama will be available to watch on Sundays on HBO at 9pm ET/PT and on HBO Max.
There are seven episodes in total.
When is The White Lotus season 2 released?
The first episode of The White Lotus season 2 premieres on Monday, October 31 in the UK.
Like all episodes, it will be made available on Now at 2am and run on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.
Similarly, in the US, there will be weekly instalments of the show on Sundays on HBO at 9pm ET/PT and on HBO Max.
Who is in the cast?
Jennifer Coolidge will be starring opposite Jon Gries, who plays her husband Greg, and personal assistant Portia (Haley Lu Richardson).
Meanwhile, Sabrina Impacciatore plays brusque hotel manager Valentina, while Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò play local friends who become embroiled in the guests’ love lives.
F Murray Abraham plays randy grandfather Bert Di Grasso who is holidaying with his cheating son Dominic Di Grasso (Michael Imperioli), who has been expelled from the family home for his infidelities.
Bert’s grandson and Dominica’s son Albie Di Grasso (Adam DiMarco) is a gentle Stanford grad, with a very different approach to women to his elder relatives.
Stepford wife Daphne Babcock (Meghann Fahy) and her finance bro husband Cameron Babcock (Theo James) have taken Cameron’s ex-roommate and newly minted pal Ethan Spiller (Will Sharpe) and his prickly wife Harper Spiller (Aubrey Plaza).
The Internet’s favourite Tom Hollander also appears as Quentin, who befriends an eternally lonely Tanya (Jennifer).