Take a trip to paradise. Set to premiere on July 11, the first trailer for the HBO limited series The White Lotus has arrived, with its sunny mountains, beautiful beaches, and palm trees, via Indiewire.
A lot goes into making paradise look nice. Written and directed by Mike White (School of Rock), the upcoming limited series The White Lotus pulls back the curtains on the inner workings of the employees working at the prestigious hotel in Hawaii, The White Lotus Resort and Spa. A social satire, it may be a vacation for the decadent, rich guests, but it’s anything but for the various hotel staffers who ensure the illusion of paradise stays alive. Taking place over the course of a week at the resort, the series humorously explores the American class system through the extravagance and greed the vacationers exhibit.
Featuring a big ensemble cast, the hotel guests are played by Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Fred Hechinger (The Woman in the Window), Brittany O’Grady (Little Voice), Jack Lacy (High Fidelity) and Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), in addition to Murray Bartlett (Tales of the City) and Natasha Rothwell (Insecure) playing hotel employees.
The series was filmed on location in Hawaii and began production in October 2020. White is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. Most will recognize him for his role as Ned Schneebly in the 2003 comedy School of Rock, for which he also wrote the screenplay. He’s also written the screenplays for the films Nacho Libre, The Emoji Movie, Pitch Perfect 3, and Brad’s Status, which he also directed. In television, he acted in, directed and wrote the critically acclaimed HBO dramedy series Enlightened (2011-2013).
White will also co-executive produce the series alongside David Bernad (Enlightened), Nick Hall (We Are Who We Are), and Mark Kamine (American Hustle).
Watch the first trailer for The White Lotus below: