HBO has debuted the trailer for Oslo and revealed the premiere date for The White Lotus series. You can watch the Oslo trailer below and read on for details for The White Lotus series.
Oslo, starring Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson and Emmy nominee Andrew Scott, debuts Saturday, May 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, Oslo is based on a true story of negotiations between implacable enemies – the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. DreamWorks Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, and Bold Films produce.
Oslo stars Ruth Wilson (HBO’s His Dark Materials, Mrs. Wilson) as Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister; Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Black Mirror) as Terje Rød-Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist and Mona’s husband; Salim Dau (Fauda) as Ahmed Qurie, Finance Minister of the PLO; and Waleed Zuaiter (The Spy, Ramy) as Hassan Asfour, Qurie’s associate & PLO liaison.
Also starring are Jeff Wilbusch (Unorthodox) as Uri Savir, Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Igal Naor (Fauda) as Joel Singer, legal adviser to the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Dov Glickman (Shtisel, Stockholm) as Yair Hirschfield, Israeli Professor of Economics; and Rotem Keinan (Fauda) as Ron Pundak, Hirschfield’s associate and fellow Israeli professor.
The cast is rounded out by Itzik Cohen (Fauda) as Yossi Beilin, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister; Tobias Zilliacus (Thicker Than Water) as Jan Egeland, Norwegian State Secretary; and Sasson Gabai (Sirens, Stockholm) as Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of the State of Israel.
Oslo is written and executive produced by Tony Award winner J.T. Rogers, who also wrote the stage play. The film is directed and executive produced by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific). Cambra Overend is executive producer. Emmy-winning and Academy Award nominated Marc Platt (La La Land, Bridge of Spies), Jared LeBoff and Adam Siegel are executive producers for Marc Platt Productions.
Academy Award nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger (The Post, Bridge of Spies) and Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) are executive producers for DreamWorks Pictures. David Litvak is executive producer for Bold Films. Holly Bario is producer for DreamWorks Pictures; Producers for Bold Films, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, and Svetlana Metkina; Produced by Mark Taylor.
From Mike White (HBO’s Enlightened), HBO’s six-episode The White Lotus series debuts Sunday, July 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
The White Lotus stars Murray Bartlett (HBO’s Looking), Connie Britton (Nashville), Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls), Alexandra Daddario (HBO’s True Detective), Fred Hechinger (Eighth Grade), Jake Lacy (HBO’s Girls), Brittany O’Grady (Little Voice), Natasha Rothwell (HBO’s Insecure), Sydney Sweeney (HBO’s Euphoria) and Steve Zahn (HBO’s Treme).
The series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.
Among the employees at The White Lotus are the fastidious resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett), who, after a sudden trauma, begins a dramatic downward spiral – and the down-to-earth spa manager, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) who gets taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a needy guest.
The vacationers include the Mossbacher family – Nicole (Connie Britton), a successful type-A exec, who can’t help but treat her family like disobedient employees; her husband, Mark (Steve Zahn), dealing with both an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex; their teenaged son, Quinn (Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the very first time; their daughter, Olivia (Sydney Sweeney), and her friend, Paula (Brittany O’Grady), sharp-tongued college sophomores who cast a sardonic eye on the lifestyles and belief systems of everyone around them.
The handsome, entitled Shane Patton (Jake Lacy) is here with his beautiful bride, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario). Shane and Rachel are in the throes of young love, but as they get to know each other better in this new, intimate environment, clouds of doubt appear – and by the time Shane’s intrusive mother, Kitty (Molly Shannon) surprises them with an unwelcome visit, their fairytale honeymoon has begun to unravel. And finally, there is Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge), a wealthy, unstable woman, recovering from the death of her mother, traveling alone to the hotel, looking for love and in desperate need of a massage.
The White Lotus is created, written and directed by Mike White; executive produced by White, David Bernad and Nick Hall; co-executive produced by Mark Kamine. The series was filmed on the island of Maui.