Before it's even hit our shores, or finished its first season run over in the States, the much talked-about comedy/drama is already getting a second season.
Ahead of the final episode airing in North America this weekend, 'The White Lotus' has been given a season renewal at HBO. The miniseries has been quite the titillating watch for viewers, earning itself an 86% Rotten Tomatoes score from critics (and 77% from audiences).
The premise of the series follows a bunch of elite, white and incredibly privileged people who journey to Hawaii to the fictional White Lotus resort in order to get some well-needed rest and relaxation. However, the first five minutes of the series showcases to the audience that one of the residents has been murdered - and someone at the resort is the culprit.
And so, the week begins with the arrival of the high-end guests, and by the end of the final, sixth episode we'll find out who the unlucky soul is. The series stars Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy and Molly Shannon. Mike White from 'School of Rock' and HBO's 'Enlightened' fame is the writer/director here.
The dark satire which puts big-spending white folk under the microscope has been very popular with TV viewers, so it's no surprise that a second season renewal is already in the pipeline. However, given the premise of the show, there will be a whole new cast and a new location for the next instalment.
Although the next location hasn't yet been revealed, it's believed that we'll leave Hawaii behind to join a different group of vacationers at another White Lotus resort.
HBO executive Francesca Orsi told The Hollywood Reporter: "Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town. We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us."
Here's the trailer in case you haven't already seen it.
All six episodes of the first season of 'The White Lotus' will be available via Sky Atlantic and NOW from Monday, August 16.