Walton Goggins, Aimee Lou Wood, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sarah Catherine Hook and Sam Nivola are the latest major cast additions to the upcoming third installment of Mike White’s anthology The White Lotus.
In the Thailand-set third season, the quintet are joining previously cast Leslie Bibb, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Monaghan, Carrie Coon, Parker Posey, Dom Hetrakul , Tayme Thapthimthong, Miloš Biković, Christian Friedel, Morgana O’Reilly, Lek Patravadi, Shalini Peiris as well as returning Season 1 standout Natasha Rothwell.
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Like Coon, star of HBO’s The Gilded Age, Goggins also is on another HBO series, The Righteous Gemstones, with The White Lotus production schedule fitting the filming dates of their other shows.
Additionally, The White Lotus reunites Schwarzenegger with HBO/Max after his starring role on The Staircase limited series.
Season 3 of The White Lotus, slated to begin filming in and around Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok in February, will follow a new group of guests at another White Lotus property.
As usual, no character details about the guests are shared but as Deadline reported in November, the multi-generational group includes a patriarch, a female corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, including a country club wife, a misfit and a yogi.
Hook is believed to be playing the misfit, Schwarzenegger’s character is believed to be involved in finance.
On the filming and promotion of the third installment, HBO has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Following the Season 2 finale in December 2022, White said that Season 3 will be exploring “death in Eastern religion and spirituality.”
“It’s going to be a supersized White Lotus,” he said about the new installment this past November. “It’s going to be longer, bigger, crazier.”
Originally targeted for 2024, Season 3 is now moving to 2025 due to strike-related delays.
The first season of The White Lotus, which premiered July 2021 and was set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations across 13 categories and won ten trophies, the most wins of any program that year, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.
The Sicily-set second installment, which premiered in December 2022, garnered 23 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, winning five, including Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series for Coolidge and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.
Created, written and directed by White, The White Lotus is executive produced by White, David Bernad and Mark Kamine.
Goggins is repped by Darris Hatch Management and CAA. Hook is repped by Gersh & Luber Roklin Entertainment. Nivola is repped by UTA and Narrative. Schwarzenegger is repped by UTA, Entertainment 360, Viewpoint and Patrick Knapp. Wood is repped by CAA and Independent Talent.
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