In more casting additions, Theo James (Downtown Abbey), Will Sharpe (Giri/Haji), and Meghann Fahy (The Bold Type) have been added as series regulars for the second season of Mark White’s hit dark comedy series The White Lotus. Leo Woodall (Citadel) is also set to recur.
James and Fahy will play a married couple Cameron and Daphne Babcock who are on vacation with another couple, Ethan Spiller (Sharpe) and his wife Harper (Aubrey Plaza). Woodall portrays Jack, a magnetic guest at the resort.
This new cast joins previously cast F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso (Home Land, Mythic Quest), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as Dominic Di Grasso, and Adam DiMarco (The Order) as Elbie Di Grasso. The trio is an elderly man, his son, and his grandson who are traveling together.
Tom Hollander as Quentin – an English ex-pat on vacation with his friends and nephew. Haley Lu Richardson as Portia, a young woman traveling with her boss believed to be Tanya McQuoid. She is portrayed by Jennifer Coolidge who will be reprising her role from season one. It comes as no surprise that Tanya is returning as she was a fan favorite. There was some buzz around Jennifer Coolidge being nominated for an Emmy because of this role.
Originally the show was set as a limited series that followed vacationers in an exclusive Hawaiian resort known as the White Lotus. The second installment will maintain the original format of vacation except that this time it won’t be at the White Lotus and will follow another group of vacationers. Unofficially, it is titled The White Lotus: Sicily.
The second season, like the first, is written, directed and executive produced by White. He is joined by David Bernad and Mark Kamine as executive producers.
Season 1 of The White Lotus is available to stream on HBO Max.