The White Lotus is reportedly going to Thailand for Season 3.
Citing “multiple sources close to the production,” Variety says the 10-time Emmy-winning HBO series has found its next location after filming at Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii and Italy, respectively. The White Lotus creator Mike White could continue the trend of relying on the luxury hotel chain with locations in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and the Golden Triangle.
White seemed to suggest during a Season 2 finale clip that the next installment could be filmed somewhere in Asia, based on the themes explored in each season.
“The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex,” he said. “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.”
The White Lotus was created by White, who was approached by HBO about show ideas that would meet strict Covid-19 production guidelines at the time.
“I was like, ‘Maybe we can do a show in a posh hotel?’” White told The Hollywood Reporter. “That was kind of the initial idea, then I thought there’s something I’ve always wanted to write about the leisure world and people trying to escape their lives and then ending up being more stuck in a crucible.”
According to Variety, White is currently looking for possible filming locations. Given the interchangeability of the actors from season to season, there isn’t any definitive news regarding casting decisions.