Created, executive produced, written and directed by Mike White (HBO’s Enlightened), HBO limited series The White Lotus begins production this month on location in Hawaii. The six-episode series will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
The announcement was made today by Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.
A social satire set at an exclusive tropical resort, The White Lotus follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.
The cast includes 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).
“Mike is an unparalleled talent whose groundbreaking work has transformed both the film and TV space,” said Orsi. “We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with him again on yet another hilarious and perceptive piece that exposes the complexities of life and humanity itself.”
“It’s beyond exciting to return to HBO with this project and such an incredible cast,” said White. “I am very grateful to everyone who has made it possible for us to bring our little bubble to Hawaii, a place I am proud to think of as a second home.”
The White Lotus is created, written and directed by Mike White. The executive producers are White, David Bernad (HBO’s Enlightened and 7 Days in Hell) and Nick Hall (HBO’s We Are Who We Are). The series is co-executive produced by Mark Kamine.
Murray Bartlett can be seen starring opposite Laura Linney and Ellen Page in Netflix’s revival series Tales of the City. Murray recently made his Broadway debut in the revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning drama M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor, starring opposite Clive Owen. He is known for his work as “Dom” on the HBO/Andrew Haight series and subsequent feature film, Looking.
Connie Britton, the four-time Emmy-nominated actress, most recently starred in the first season of Bravo’s Dirty John, for which she served as an Executive Producer and the role earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. Britton is best known for her Emmy-nominated starring roles on Nashville and Friday Night Lights.
Jennifer Coolidge is best known for her roles in cult-classics like Legally Blonde and American Pie. Her upcoming work includes the voice of Dr. Nancy on the HBO Max series The Fungies! produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Her recent work also includes Like a Boss, co-starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne and “Promising Young Woman” opposite Carey Mulligan.
Alexandra Daddario garnered critical, fan and viral attention with her breakout role in the first season of the Emmy-nominated HBO series True Detective alongside Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. She also starred in the Warner Bros/New Line epic summer blockbuster, San Andreas opposite Dwayne Johnson.
Fred Hechinger is fast-emerging as one of the most in-demand and versatile actors of his generation. He can soon be seen co-starring opposite Tom Hanks in News of the World from filmmaker Paul Greengrass. Jake Lacy most recently starred opposite Zoë Kravitz in the Hulu series High Fidelity and in the FX limited series Mrs. America. He also starred in FX’s Fosse/Vernon with Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell.
Most recently, Brittany O’Grady starred in Apple TV+’s Little Voice from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, in which she portrayed Bess King, a young aspiring singer-songwriter trying to make a living in New York City. Natasha Rothwell has been a series regular and producer on HBO’s Insecure for the last five years, for which she was nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award.
Sydney Sweeney currently stars in Amazon’s Nocturne and can be seen in HBO’s Euphoria. Steve Zahn can soon be seen in the feature films Uncle Frank as well as Cowboys, for which he won Best Actor at the Tribeca Film Festival.