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“Maybe a satirical and funny look at death”: The White Lotus Might Return For Season 3 Set in Asia After Shocking Second Season Finale, Reveals Mike White

"Maybe a satirical and funny look at death": The White Lotus Might Return For Season 3 Set in Asia After Shocking Second Season Finale, Reveals Mike White

This article contains spoilers for The White Lotus

The White Lotus is on its way to becoming one of the most celebrated and original series being unanimously loved by audiences and critics alike. With its unprecedented plot and stellar cast, the show has already delivered one complete season of utter brilliance and sheer goodness and considering the likes of Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Coolidge make up a fraction of the ensemble cast, one can only imagine the magnitude of the vision that is being presented by Mike White’s creation.

Mike White
Mike White

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The White Lotus Creator Wants To Find Death & Spirituality

Almost as if channeling Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya in his vision of the future, The White Lotus creator Mike White expresses his wish to explore more of the show’s potential by taking it a step beyond Europe. The unique elements of the show do not present the audience with plots bound by geological or societal limitations. Such a free flow of ideas and events makes space for the show to take place anywhere in the world.

Mike White wants to exploit the various possibilities presented by The White Lotus and the next check on his list consequently includes the East, spirituality, and death.

“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 White Lotus.”

Haley Lu Richardson in The White Lotus
Haley Lu Richardson in The White Lotus

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The last season ended with the death of Jennifer Coolidge’s character in a shocking build-up to the finale. Even though her presence in the show brought a level of chaotic magnificence, White did not want his show to fall prey to lazy writing by keeping Tanya because of the character’s well-rounded arc and Coolidge’s onscreen larger than life female archetype” presence. On the other hand, White isn’t completely repulsed by the idea of having her back in future season(s) of The White Lotus.

Mike White Reveals His Vision For The White Lotus Season 3

The White Lotus is set to expand beyond Europe
The White Lotus is set to expand beyond Europe

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In an interview with Deadline in the run-up to the HBO show’s Season 2 premiere, Mike White revealed how he had already planned out the skeletal plot for Season 3 and about his intentions to explore the world beyond the boundaries and beauty of Sicily.

“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.”

His characters, too, comply with his ideas as Season 2 finds itself hinting at the possibility of landing the cast within the island nation of Maldives in the coming year. Whether or not the cast and the production are actually capable of pulling that off will have to be discovered in future updates as and when delivered by White.

The White Lotus is now available for streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Variety

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.