‘The White Lotus’: When Do New Episodes Come out on HBO?

HBO’s new limited series, The White Lotus, is quickly picking up viewership, so when do new episodes drop to the streaming platform? The social satire is a summer 2021 must-watch series and one of the most popular on TV right now. Plus, it’s a short series with a clear ending point, set in a beautiful location. Take a look at all of the specifics about new episodes of The White Lotus.

The White Lotus Episode 1 on HBO with actors Murray Bartlett, Jolene Purdy, Natasha Rothwell, and Lukas Gage waving
‘The White Lotus’ on HBO actors Murray Bartlett, Jolene Purdy, Natasha Rothwell, and Lukas Gage | Mario Perez/HBO

What night is ‘The White Lotus’ on?

The new limited series only drops one episode on HBO weekly. So, when do new episodes of The White Lotus come out?  The social satire hits the streaming platform on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max. 

How many episodes of ‘The White Lotus’ will there be?

The new HBO series heads into The White Lotus Episode 4 on sunday Aug. 1. Although it might seem like things only began to ramp up, the series is almost over. The limited series has only six total episodes. Here is the complete episode guide for The White Lotus:

Episode 1 — “Arrivals” (July 11)

Episode 2 — “New Day” (July 18)

Episode 3 — “Mysterious Monkeys” (July 25)

Episode 4 — “Recentering”  (Aug. 1)

Episode 5 — “The Lotus-Eaters” (Aug. 8)

Episode 6 — “Departures”  (Aug. 15)


Who is in the cast of ‘The White Lotus’?

The ensemble cast of the new White Lotus episodes is as much a part of the success of the show as the writing. Murray Bartlett plays the unpredictable manager of The White Lotus resort, Armond. Connie Britton joined the cast as Nicole Mossbacher — powerful CFO and head of the Mossbacher family. Steve Zahn portrays the most awkward father-son moments as Nicole’s husband, Mark. 

Fred Hechinger joined The White Lotus cast as Mark and Nicole’s son, Quinn. Sydney Sweeney rounds out the Mossbacher family as a college sophomore. She brought along a friend, Paula (Brittany O’Grady), who cannot believe the appalling remarks that the Mossbacher family makes about race and class.

Jennifer Coolidge provides many hysterical moments as lone traveler Tanya McQuoid. Natasha Rothwell plays Belinda, the resort manager who ends up strung along by Tanya. Alexandra Daddario and Jake Lacy round out the cast as the honeymooners who don’t seem to have anything in common — Rachel and Shane Patton.

Is ‘The White Lotus’ getting a season 2?


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Director Mike White wants to create The White Lotus Season 2 at another exotic location. However, HBO did not pick up the limited series for another season as of the publication of this article. 

“My hope is that maybe HBO will want to do another round of White Lotus,” the director told The New Yorker. “I feel like it might take place at a sister hotel, a different kind of seasonal thing. I think there’s another season in me that kind of has a different way into this that I think would be cool if they’d let me do this.”

HBO did not return a request for comment about the potential for a second season with new episodes of The White Lotus by the time of publication.

Catch new episodes of The White Lotus on HBO and HBO Max Sundays at 9 p.m. EST.