The Family Plan actress Michelle Monaghan and Archie alum Jason Isaacs have been confirmed as new cast members of HBO’s The White Lotus. Leslie Bibb, Parker Posey, Dom Hetrakul, and Tayme Thapthimthong will also be joining the ensemble for this anthology resort dramedy. Returning will be Natasha Rothwell, who made a sensational debut as Belinda Lindsey in season 1.
Each season the series has seen guests check into an entirely different White Lotus resort, with the inaugural season set in Hawaii and the sophomore season taking place in Sicily. With Mike White, the creator, writer, and director of the show, returning to the helm, production is scheduled to commence in and around Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok early next month.
“We are pleased to partner with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to execute Mike’s creative vision and showcase all that the beautiful country of Thailand has to offer, as the next group of guests check in to the White Lotus,” said Janet Graham Borba, executive vice president of HBO and Max, in a statement.
An additional statement from Thapanee Kiatphaibool, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said: “We are honored that Amazing Thailand will be the filming location for the highly anticipated upcoming season of ‘The White Lotus.’
” The kingdom’s breathtaking natural beauty, intriguing history, and varied landscapes make it the ideal place to introduce visitors to our amazing cuisine, excellent wellness and luxury options, fascinating culture, and—above all—our gracious Thai people.
Thailand has long been regarded as a top choice for movie shoots worldwide. “The White Lotus” initiative is expected to enhance the kingdom’s standing as a favored location for filmmaking and a leader in experience-based tourism, drawing in additional tourists to Amazing Thailand.