Did Sydney Sweeney just hint at a return to The White Lotus?

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When HBO's The White Lotus season two came to an end, we immediately looked ahead to more episodes and the third season, which has officially been confirmed.

The second series was set at a fictional White Lotus resort in Sicily, Italy, and joined a whole new group of travellers, with the exception of Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries' characters, aka Tanya and Greg.

Much like in the first season, as the holiday progresses, problems begin to reveal themselves between the guests, and as seen in the first episode, a dead body will be discovered by the end of the season.

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Now that we *finally* know how season two ends, and the show's creator Mike White has said he already has ideas for another season, here's everything we know about The White Lotus season three.

Who might star in a potential The White Lotus season 3?

Maybe Sydney Sweeney, for starters! The actor recently dropped a massive hint that she could be returning for the third season of The White Lotus, leading fans to lose their s***. The actor played Olivia Mossbacher in the original season of the hit show, a spoilt teenage daughter experimenting with drugs on a family holiday.

"The White Lotus - are you going to be in the next one [in] Thailand?" someone asked her in a red carpet interview, to which she replied, "I can't say anything about the next season. I can't say anything!"

Sounds pretty suspicious if you ask us!

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*The White Lotus season 2 spoilers*

Much like season one and two, fans can assume a whole new bunch of The White Lotus guests and staff will star in the third series, thanks to the fact its in a new location.

The characters who bucked this trend were, of course, Tanya and Greg (played by Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries), but as viewers of the season two finale will know, Tanya died in *quite* the dramatic fashion.

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One character who has been confirmed to be having a comeback is Belinda, who was left frustrated in season one after Tanya strung her along by suggesting she was going to invest in her wellness business. Instead, Tanya left The White Lotus hotel with Greg without seeing the plan through, leaving Belinda rejected.

In a April 2023 tweet, actor Natasha Rothwell confirmed the news, writing, "Belinda is back baby!!!" Rothwell’s role in season one earned her a nomination for best supporting actress in a limited or anthology series at the 2022 Emmys.

We are so excited for this.

Where might The White Lotus season 3 be set?

Johnny Knoxville from Jackass might have accidentally let slip where the third season of The White Lotus is being filmed, in a February 2023 interview. The star, who is a close friend of creator Mike White, told Vulture: "He and I had been in Tokyo together. I think that’s where the next… oh, I’m not giving anything away. I might call him again as soon as this is over."

Did he just leak the location news?!

White previously said he was thinking about a new location for the third season. Speaking to Deadline at the premiere of season two, he said: "We just turned in our last episode to the network yesterday, so it’s hard to think about the next race. But if we did, I think it’d be fun to maybe go to a whole different continent. You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that, that would be fun."

Just like in the first two seasons, the premise of a potential third season would probably follow a similar pattern of following a group of hotel guests at the fictional The White Lotus resort, getting into some trouble.

What might a potential season 3 of The White Lotus be about?

Speaking to HBO after the finale had aired, creator Mike White also touched on the themes he's considering for the third season. "The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex. 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 The White Lotus."

When was The White Lotus season 3 confirmed?

HBO announced a third season was officially happening with a tweet on 18th November. It read, "You already know The White Lotus is to die for. Book your next vacation now. #TheWhiteLotus has been renewed for Season 3."

The season two finale was released on 11th December.

Is there a The White Lotus season 3 release date?

Season three of The White Lotus was only confirmed in November 2022, so it's hard to know for sure. But following the pattern, season two was confirmed in August 2021 and began filming in February 2022. The show was then released at the end of October 2022, so if season three were to follow a similar schedule, we could maybe expect to see at the beginning of 2024.

The White Lotus season 2 is available to watch on Now TV.

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