Monday, October 19, 2020

HBO Gives Series Order to Limited Series 'The White Lotus' from 'Enlightened' Creator Mike White

HBO has today given a series order to the original limited series The White Lotus from Enlightened creator Mike White. Production will begin this month in Hawaii on the six-episode series.

A social satire set at an exclusive tropical resort, the series follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.

The cast includes Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney and Steve Zahn.

White will write and direct the series. He will also executive produce with David Bernad and Nick Hall. Mark Kamine will serve as a co-executive producer.

"Mike is an unparalleled talent whose groundbreaking work has transformed both the film and TV space," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. "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," added 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."