March 2023

Exploring Locations and Emotions on The White Lotus

The White Lotus creator Mike White had many reasons to look forward to the series’ second season. There was, of course, the opportunity to build upon the social satire’s celebrated first season, which scored 20 Primetime Emmy nominations and won 10 of the statuettes. There was also the promise of taking a mostly new, equally flawed cast of characters to a new setting. Whereas Season 1 followed affluent guests staying at a luxury hotel in Hawaii, Season 2 would unfold on an island a world away: Sicily. And the only returning characters would be Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) and her husband, Greg (Jon Gries). Season 2 also offered White a reunion with a treasured collaborator, cinematographer Xavier Grobet, ASC, AMC. The pair met on the set...more

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