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'The White Lotus' Season 3 goes to Thailand

By Kristal de Leon Published Mar 28, 2023 7:35 pm

SawadeekaThe White Lotus is heading to Thailand for season 3.

Sources have confirmed to Variety that the award-winning black comedy-drama is going to Southeast Asia.

While HBO refused to comment, it was also reported that series creator Mike White and his team are headed to Thailand, possibly to scout for potential filming sites. 

Given that the first two seasons were shot at Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii and Italy, respectively, there is a big chance that the production for the upcoming season will be at one of the four properties of the hotel giant, which are in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and the Golden Triangle.

Casting details have not been finalized yet, but viewers may expect fresh faces, especially that of Asian origin. 

In February, executive producer David Bernad told Deadline that they are thinking of bringing The White Lotus to Asia.

“We’ve tried to work in Asia a lot and hopefully season three will be our chance to make something happen there,” he said.

Meanwhile, White previously teased what fans could expect in season 3.

“The first season we highlighted money and then the second season is sex and I think the third season, it would be maybe a kind of satirical and funny look at death in Eastern religion and spirituality — it feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus,” he said.

The first season of The White Lotus took home 10 Emmys, including Best Limited or Anthology series, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

Season 2 received similar critical acclaim, winning Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television in the Golden Globe.