“The White Lotus” is on the transfer. Following its hit first season filmed on the 4 Seasons Resort Maui in Hawaii, the darkish comedy filmed season two in Italy on the 4 Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Sicily. Although HBO has but to verify the information, “Selection” famous the resort is presently closed to company till April 1, which aligned with filming.
The resort matches the invoice: the property was constructed as a convent in 1374 and expanded right into a resort in 1896. Amongst its 111 rooms are suites with plunge swimming pools, terraces, and views of Mount Etna or the Ionian Sea. There are a number of eating places, an infinity pool, and a spa with an aromatherapy therapeutic massage that begins with the company selecting herbs from a botanical backyard. Prior company embody Audrey Hepburn, Oscar Wilde, and Sophia Loren. Unsurprisingly, charges can vary from $1,000 to $6,000 per night time, relying on room kind and time of yr.
“White Lotus” was renewed for a second season final yr earlier than the season one finale. Whereas not a lot has been confirmed in regards to the premise, there can be new forged members for season two, together with Aubrey Plaza and Michael Imperioli, in addition to returning favorites, like Jennifer Coolidge. A primary have a look at the season was slipped into an HBO Max industrial launched on July 19. In it, Coolidge is seen driving a Vespa with Jon Gries, who performed her season-one love curiosity.
The primary season was met with excessive scores and demanding acclaim: Coolidge and Murray Bartlett received Critics’ Alternative awards on the ceremony earlier this yr, and the present not too long ago obtained a complete of 20 Emmy nominations, together with for excellent restricted sequence.