The White Lotus...will clearly have a lot to say. While the basic premise for the upcoming HBO show is that it's a dark social satire about a bunch of people who come to a seemingly ideal resort on vacation and slowly reveals a dark underbelly to the place (and themselves), the official synopsis is VERY comprehensive in emphasizing the giant cast of characters involved. Here it is:
Among the employees at The White Lotus are the fastidious resort manager Armond (Played by Murray Bartlett), who, after a sudden trauma, begins a dramatic downward spiral – and the down-to-earth spa manager, Belinda (Played by Natasha Rothwell), who gets taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a needy guest. The vacationers include the Mossbacher family – Nicole (Played by Connie Britton), a successful type-A exec, who can’t help but treat her family like disobedient employees; her husband, Mark (Played by Steve Zahn), dealing with both an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex; their teenaged son, Quinn (Played by Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the very first time; their daughter, Olivia (Played by Sydney Sweeney), and her friend, Paula (Played by Brittany O’Grady), sharp-tongued college sophomores who cast a sardonic eye on the lifestyles and belief systems of everyone around them. The handsome, entitled Shane Patton (Played by Jake Lacy) is here with his beautiful bride, Rachel (Played by Alexandra Daddario). Shane and Rachel are in the throes of young love. Still, as they get to know each other better in this new, intimate environment, clouds of doubt appear – and by the time Shane’s intrusive mother, Kitty (Played by Molly Shannon), surprises them with an unwelcome visit, their fairytale honeymoon has begun to unravel. And finally, there is Tanya McQuoid (Played by Jennifer Coolidge), a wealthy, unstable woman, recovering from her mother’s death, traveling alone to the hotel, looking for love, and in desperate need of a massage.
So...if you didn't fall asleep reading that, the official teaser trailer for the new show has been released as well. Check it out below:
The White Lotus is set to debut on Sunday, July 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), set to air on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Stay tuned!