Is ‘The White Lotus’ Streaming on Netflix? How to Watch the Hilarious Twisty Drama of 2021

HBO’s The White Lotus is the summer must-watch series, but viewers want to know where it’s streaming. The social satire gets more intense and hysterical with each new episode. Plus, the ensemble cast pulls off the uncomfortable humor perfectly. Jennifer Coolidge provides the most laugh-out-loud moments as Tanya McQuoid, and Steve Zahn hits the mark with his performance as Mark Mossbacher. Find out everything you need to know about The White Lotus and where it’s streaming.

The White Lotus Alexandra Daddario as Rachel and Jake Lacy as Shane Patton
‘The White Lotus’ Episode 1 with Alexandra Daddario as Rachel and Jake Lacy as Shane Patton | Mario Perez/HBO

Is ‘The White Lotus’ on Netflix or HBO Max?

Sorry, Netflix hopefuls, The White Lotus is not streaming on Netflix. It probably won’t ever hit the streaming giant. The White Lotus is an HBO Max original directed by Mike White. So, it’s exclusive to the streaming platform. However, it is worth the monthly fee to see the awkward, uncomfortable moments that develop at the Maui resort this summer.

What is ‘The White Lotus’ about on HBO Max?

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The Max Original, White Lotus, follows several wealthy white people through a one-week-long vacation in paradise. However, the trip is far from relaxing. The only person who notices the beauty of the tropical location is teen Quinn Mossbacher (Fred Hechinger) — the ocean washed away all of his devices. 

Meanwhile, the demands of the privileged travelers begin to eat away at the staff — mainly resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett). Plus, the series opens with a twist that viewers wouldn’t expect from a social satire. There’s a dead body. Who died while vacationing in paradise remains to be seen. Viewers won’t regret streaming The White Lotus on HBO; it’s intriguing, uncomfortable, and hysterical.

What night is ‘The White Lotus’ on?

With so many TV shows readily available for binge-watching in their entirety, it’s sometimes annoying when viewers find a show that only drops weekly. So, when do new episodes of The White Lotus come out for streaming on HBO? The social satire hits the streaming platform on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max. 

The complete episode guide

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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 is only six total episodes. Here is the complete episode guide for streaming 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)

Is the HBO limited series getting a season 2?

If director Mike White has any say in the matter, The White Lotus Season 2 will return to streaming on HBO at another exotic location.

“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.”

Catch the next episode of The White Lotus on HBO and HBO Max Sundays at 9 p.m. EST.