The White Lotus season 2: how many episodes are there in Sky series, episode guide, will there be a season 3?

The HBO series is back with a star-studded cast including Jennifer Coolidge and Theo James

White Lotus is back on our screens with a brand new series. The critically acclaimed comedy drama is now set in the luxurious hotel of the same name in the Italian island of Sicily, with new characters and a few familiar faces.

Mike White’s mysterious series will feature the same satire and dark humour that made season 1 such a success. Jennifer Coolidge will once again be returning as the character Tanya, whilst new guests will be played by a star-studded cast including Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Theo James (Divergent), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) and Meghann Fahy (The Bold Type).

With a plot featuring unhappy marriages, strained relationship, sexual tension and an unidentified body in the ocean, this season is sure to tick all the boxes.

So, how many episodes are in the Sky series and will it be returning for season 3, here’s everything you need to know.

When is the release date for The White Lotus Season 2?

The White Lotus returned to our screens with the first episode of season 2 on Sunday 30 October.

The White Lotus season 2 will be set at in exclusive Sicilian resort (Pic: HBO)

Who stars in The White Lotus season 2?

Season two will feature some familiar faces set alongside a star studded cast. Jennifer Coolidge returns to reprise her role of Tanya McQuoid, whilst Jon Gries will be back as her love interest Gregg Hunt.

New characters will include wealthy businessman Cameroon played by Theo James and Aubrey Plaza who will play the role of Harper Spiller, wife to newly wealthy husband Ethan played by Will Sharpe.

Here is the cast of The White Lotus season 2:

  • Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid
  • Theo James as Cameron Babcock
  • Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller
  • Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso
  • F Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso
  • Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina
  • Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller
  • Haley Lu Richardson as Portia
  • Simona Tabasco as Lucia
  • Jon Gries as Greg
  • Leo Woodall as Jack
  • Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso
  • Beatrice Grannò as Mia
  • Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock
  • Tom Hollander as Quentin

Is there a trailer?

HBO released the trailer via social media on 6 October, you can watch it below here.

How many episodes are in The White Lotus season 2?

White Lotus season 2 will be made up of seven episodes, one more than the first season which only had six. The series will be following the same format of HBO’s other dramas including House of the Dragon and will be released at the same time around the world.

This means that episodes will air in the UK at 3 am and then again at 9 pm on the same day. The series won’t be available as a box set or to binge as episodes will be released on a weekly basis.

What is the episode schedule?

Season 2 will feature seven episodes which will be released on a weekly basis. Episodes in the UK will be airing at 3 am and then again at 9 pm on the same day, similar to how House of Dragon was released.

Here is the full epsiode schedule for The White Lotus season 2:

  • Episode 1: Ciao - 30 October
  • Episode 2: Italian Dream - 6 November
  • Episode 3: Bull Elephants - 13 November
  • Episode 4: In the Sandbox - 20 November
  • Episode 5: That’s Amore - 27 November
  • Episode 6: Abductions - 4 December
  • Episode 7: Byg - 11 December

How can I watch season 2

Season 2 of The White Lotus will be dropping in the UK on Sky Atlantic and streaming platform Now TV.

Will there be a White Lotus season 3?

White Lotus has yet to be renewed for season 3 and HBO has not confirmed if the series will return, however in an interview with Deadline, White gave fans an insight about what come next.

He said: “It’s hard to think about the next race. Adding: “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.”