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Everything We Know About 'The White Lotus' Season 2

Yes, there will be more, but not at the same Hawaiian resort.

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The Mossbachers (except Quinn), Tanya McQuoid, and the Pattons have all left the resort, but The White Lotus is continuing. Yes, even though the popular HBO limited series written and directed by Mike White has come to an end, there’s more on the horizon. Will any of your favorite terrible people return? Where will it take place? Let’s answer those questions and more.

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Will there be a Season 2 of The White Lotus?

Yes. HBO announced that the show will be back before the first season’s finale. However, there’s a catch. First of all, HBO is deeming it a “second installment” rather than a second season. That’s because The White Lotus is taking on the form of an anthology series. The next season will be written by series creator Mike White again, but it won’t take place at the Hawaiian location of The White Lotus, it will take place at one of the other resorts owned by the same company just in a different destination. According to the press release: “The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants.” White had previously suggested in an interview with TVLine that it could be “The White Lotus: San Tropez or something.”

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HBO

Will any of the old cast be back?

Possibly. The new episodes obviously won’t be a direct serialization of what came before, but White has suggested that it’s not without reason to hope for the return of one of the nightmare people from Season 1. “I don’t think you can credibly have [all the Season 1 guests] on the same vacation again,” he told TVLine. “But maybe it could be a Marvel universe type thing, where some of them would come back.” There’s already been Twitter speculation that maybe The White Lotus: Round II could follow Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid to Aspen, where she and her new boyfriend were headed during the finale.
 

When will The White Lotus Season 2 premiere?

Hold your horses. The first White Lotus just ended and we don’t have any information as to who will even be in it or when and where it will film, but we’ll be updating this post as more information is released.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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