'The White Lotus' Season 2 Trailer Showcases More Bad Behavior (And Yes, Another Death) in a Beautiful Setting

The resort may now be an international one, but American tourists are not going to be on their best behavior.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Jennifer Coolidge in 'The White Lotus' Season 2


The White Lotus took the internet by storm when Season 1 premieres in the summer of 2021, earning a Metascore of 82 and picking up fans among various awards voting bodies throughout the course of the year, including the Television Academy. (The show picked up 10 Emmys for its first season, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.) 

Although the show seemed like a self-contained story of privileged people behaving badly while on vacation in Hawaii, creator Mike White had more to say on the subject, and a second season was ordered. Now you can get a glimpse of what the new season will look like in the official trailer, just released and embedded below.

Season 2 is set at a resort in Sicily, Italy and follows various guests, including three generations of men trying to trace their roots on a family vacation (but inevitably making new connections along the way as well), a young couple who just got rich via a business deal and are traveling with another equally young and wealthy couple, and Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) and Greg (Jon Gries), who you'll remember from Season 1 as strangers who became a couple and are now married.

As you can see from the trailer, these entitled American guests will challenge the employees of the Italian resort, as their antics include affairs, drugs, fighting, and yes, another death.

In addition to Coolidge and Gries, the season stars F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Beatrice Grannò, Meghann Fahy, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impacciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona Tabasco, and Leo Woodall.

White once again writes, executive produces, and directs. David Bernad and Mark Kamine also serve as executive producers.

The White Lotus Season 2 premieres Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. on HBO. The review embargo on the new season has not yet lifted, so the season does not yet have a Metascore.