The White Lotus has been renewed for a third season and Variety is reporting that the latest season will be filmed in Thailand! This news is exciting for Thailand as the widely popular and critically acclaimed show is sure to turn on new audiences to the appeal of living and visiting Thailand. With the success of the first two seasons set in Hawaii and Sicily, respectively, the third season’s setting in Thailand will serve to highlight the country’s potential and natural beauty.
The White Lotus follows guests and employees of the fictional White Lotus resort chain, whose stay is affected by their various psychosocial dysfunctions. The show’s critical acclaim and high ratings led to HBO renewing it as an anthology series. The second season premiered on October 30, 2022, and the series has been included on the American Film Institute’s list of the ten best programs of 2021 and 2022, receiving various accolades including ten Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.
Thailand’s Four Seasons resorts are located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and the Golden Triangle. These diverse locations offer a range of backdrops and settings for the show’s upcoming season. It is unclear which of the Four Seasons properties will be used for filming, but the possibilities are endless with options for urban, jungle, and beach scenery.
Aside from the Four Seasons properties, Thailand is also home to other luxury hotels and resorts that have attracted high-end travellers. Thailand’s luxury hospitality industry is expanding rapidly, with an estimated 20% increase in high-end hotel rooms in the pipeline. This includes international brands such as Aman, Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria, and Ritz Carlton.
The first season of The White Lotus highlighted wealth and money, while the second season delved into sex. Creator Mike White has hinted that the third season may take on a satirical and funny look at death, Eastern religion, and spirituality. The show’s emphasis on exploring various human themes and issues through the lens of a luxury resort setting has made it an entertaining watch for audiences. Its success is sure to put Thailand on the map further as a tourism destination for western audiences.
With the announcement of “The White Lotus” Season 3 being set in Thailand, the country is poised to receive even more exposure to western audiences. The series’ critical acclaim and high ratings have made it a popular choice for viewers, and its setting in Thailand will undoubtedly bring more attention to the country as a tourist and investment destination.