The White Lotus Season 3 Starts Filming in Thailand Next Month

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The filming of ‘The White Lotus’ season 3 will start next month in Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok, all located in Thailand.

Created by Mike White, ‘The White Lotus’ is an anthology black comedy-drama series. It was initially developed as a six-part limited series, but its success led to the production of more seasons. The title refers to the fictional luxury hotel chain that serves as the setting for the show. The first season takes place in the White Lotus resort in Maui, Hawaii, primarily exploring wealth as the central theme. The second season is set at the Taormina, Sicily, branch of the White Lotus and focuses on sex. In a clip attached to the end of the season 2 finale, White revealed, “I think the third season may be a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.”

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In March 2023, it was reported that the third season would be set in Thailand. White was reportedly spotted in the Asian country, checking out various sites. HBO renewed ‘The White Lotus’ for season 3 in November 2022, while season 2 was airing. It was reported that, like the first two seasons, season 3 would have a mostly new cast.

In April 2023, news broke that Natasha Rothwell, who portrays spa manager Belinda Lindsey in season 1, would reprise her role in season 3. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie in 2022 alongside her co-stars Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, and Sydney Sweeney, eventually losing to Coolidge. The series received four other Primetime Emmys that year, including the Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series and five Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The second season has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys and 11 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

Joining Natasha are Leslie Bibb (‘Iron Man’ and ‘About My Father’), Dom Hetrakul (‘The Family’), Jason Isaacs (the ‘Harry Potter’ film series and ‘The Death of Stalin’), Michelle Monaghan (Apple TV+’s ‘The Family Plan’ and Netflix’s ‘Echoes’), Parker Posey (‘Beau Is Afraid’ and ‘Lost in Space’), and Tayme Thapthimthong. Carrie Coon, who is known for playing Bertha Russell in HBO’s historical drama series ‘The Gilded Age,’ will also feature in the third installment.

Thailand has previously hosted the shooting of several high-profile Hollywood projects, including last year’s ‘Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire,’ ‘The Creator,’ and ‘Meg 2: The Trench.’

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