While talking about the season two finale of The White Lotus, its creator Mike White said that the show’s third season will most likely be set in Asia. And today, it’s been confirmed that season three will show us rich assholes behaving like rich assholes in Thailand. As for casting, anyone spotted in public with Mike is a potential cast member in the eyes of surveilling fans. And that’s why the first suspect is Danny Devito, who was caught grabbing dinner with Mike White.
The rumor about Mike casting Danny surfaced when a Reddit user shared pictures of the two having dinner together on the r/TheWhiteLotusHBO subreddit, asking the thread, “Coincidence or Season 3 prep?” No, duh, Danny’s the perfect candidate to fill the (SEASON TWO SPOILER ALERT) pink-heeled shoes of Jennifer Coolidge’s chaos-veiled Tanya (RIP to her and “these gays”). But if there’s anything Deux Moi has taught us, it’s that’s celebrities strictly hang out with only other famous people, and any celeb caught speaking to an “unknown,” besides their waiter, will be penalized. So Danny and Mike could just be hanging out for fun, but good luck explaining that to White Lotus fans who’re so obsessed with next season’s casting that they’ve been @-ing Mike with their dream casting choices like he’s a DJ taking requests.
Was at dinner in West Hollywood last week and saw Mike White dining with someone “big” (name in comments). Coincidence or Season 3 prep? Thought this sub would be curious. (Sorry for the poor quality, I was trying to be sneaky).
by u/shawnmd in TheWhiteLotusHBO
Even though it’s totally up in the air what’s happening with the cast, we know for sure Mike’s been location scouting in Thailand for season 3, possibly at the Four Seasons like the last two seasons. I like to think Mike was inspired to choose Thailand right after he found out that season 3 of Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip was filmed there. A bunch of catty rich women acting messy in Thailand may have been a sign from the universe to him. After season two ended, Mike talked a little bit about his plans for season three. According to Variety:
“The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex,” White said in a clip pegged at the end of the Season 2 finale. “I think the third season would be maybe 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.”
Production on Season 3 has yet to begin, as sources say White has been spending time in Thailand scoping out sites. Casting details have yet to be announced, but as Season 2 featured a primarily new ensemble, it’s safe to assume there will be plenty of fresh faces on vacation in Asia.
My bets are that there’s gonna be that kinda white guy who strictly dates Asian women and loves to remind you about it. And a rich white lady who read the “Pray” part of Eat Pray Love twice and now thinks she’s an expert in Eastern Spirituality. Oh, and of course, a Tanya ghost, because what’s White Lotus without her.