The White Lotus, a six-episode social satire about the goings-on at a Hawaiian vacation resort, debuts Sunday, July 11, at 9 pm ET on HBO. It will also stream on HBO’s sibling service, HBO Max.
Hotel guests arrive in a sunny tropical paradise (the show was filmed on Maui) expecting rejuvenation. Instead, they find they cannot escape a range of complications.
The dramatis personae include:
- The resort manager (Murray Bartlett) who, having experienced a trauma, starts a dramatic downward spiral.
- The spa manager (Natasha Rothwell), who is thrown for a loop by a needy guest.
- The Mossbacher family —
- A hard-driving corporate executive (Connie Britton), who treats her family like disobedient employees.
- Her husband (Steve Zahn), who deals with an embarrassing health issue to go with an inferiority complex.
- A teenaged son (Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, who discovers nature.
- College sophomores (Sydney Sweeney and Brittany O’Grady), who take critical stock of everyone around them.
- Happy newlyweds (Jake Lacy and Alexandra Daddario), who begin to have doubts as they get to know each other better; then the unexpected arrival of Shane’s mother (Molly Shannon), may be the honeymooners’ coup-des-gras.
- A wealthy solo traveler (Jennifer Coolidge), who’s a bit unstable. Still, she hopes to find love – or at least a massage.
Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano and Lukas Gage round out the cast.
Mike White created, wrote, directed and co-executive produced The White Lotus. David Bernad, Nick Hall and Mark Kamine also served as executive producers.
HBO Max costs $14.99 a month. For more, visit HBOMax.com.
(Top image: Jolene Purdy and Murray Bartlett in ‘The White Lotus.’ Source: HBO)
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