Jennifer Coolidge Is Officially Returning to 'The White Lotus' for Season 2

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Jennifer Coolidge is officially onboard for season 2 of The White Lotus, ET has confirmed. While Coolidge is returning to the hit HBO Max series, it's not yet clear what role she'll be playing just yet.

Per HBO's reps, "What role she’s playing has not been announced."

Coolidge, who played the tipsy and troubled Tanya in season 1, seemingly confirmed her return to the show in November, telling ET, "They haven't told me what the script is, but I hope I have lots of romance and sex in this next one. I felt like I didn't get enough of that in the first one."

The limited series became an overnight sensation, quickly getting picked up for season 2, making Coolidge, and the show, the talk of just about everywhere she's been since it premiered in July.

"It didn't matter where I was this year. It didn't matter that I had a mask on. I could be in a motorboat up in Maine going by another speedboat and someone would be like, 'White Lotus.' I mean, it was weird. Everyone saw it. Everyone saw that thing," she added.

Last month, HBO made some additions to the show's season 2 line-up, confirming to ET that F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander and Haley Lu Richardson have all joined the cast as series regulars.

Abraham, who currently stars on the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest, will play Bert Di Grasso, an elderly man traveling with his son and grandson, while DiMarco (Syfy’s The Magicians) will play his grandson and recent college graduate, Albie Di Grasso. 

Additionally, Hollander, who also appears in The King’s Man, will play an English expat named Quentin, who is vacationing with his friends and his nephew, and Richardson (Five Feet Apart) will appear as Portia, a young woman traveling with her boss. 

The four new cast members join Michael Imperioli, who rounds out the Di Grasso trio as Dominic, and Aubrey Plaza, who will play Harper Spiller, a woman on vacation with her husband and his friends.

Created, written, directed and executive produced by Mike White, the social satire follows a group of employees and guests at a luxury Hawaiian resort, where their unexpected interactions lead to even more unexpected results. 

The second season will leave Hawaii behind for another White Lotus property, which is rumored to be in Italy. However, that location has not been confirmed by HBO, which did not comment on The Hollywood Reporter’s story

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