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The White Lotus season three: meet the new cast

How good does this line-up look? Cue the funky theme music...

The White Lotus season three: meet the new cast© The Chosunilbo JNS
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
Updated: February 13, 2024
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Are you ready to return to The White Lotus season three? The new show is back with a whole new cast  - which seems necessary considering the amount of murders featured in the show! It has been revealed that the hit HBO show has welcomed several new stars to the show, so what are you waiting for? Meet them here... 

WATCH: The White Lotus season two's final two episodes promo

Lalisa Manobal

Also known as Lisa from the hugely popular K-pop band Blackpink, Lisa will be joining the season three cast, and her fans are thrilled. Taking to X/Twitter, one person wrote: "Woah! I didn’t see that coming! I will watch it!" Another fan added: "I can't wait omg." This is the second member of Blackpink to go into acting, as Jennie Kim previously starred in the HBO series The Idol. 

Lisa is set to star in Blackpink season 3 © The Chosunilbo JNS
Lisa is set to star in Blackpink season 3

Leslie Bibb 

You may recognise Leslie from films including Iron Man, Jupiter's Legacy and Love Life. The actress, who incidentally is married to Sam Rockwell, has a hugely impressive filmography - and we can't wait to find out more about her role in the upcoming third season. 

Leslie Bibb arrives at The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards © Gregg DeGuire
Leslie Bibb arrives at The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Parker Posey

Of the back of her memorable guest star role in the new TV series Mr and Mrs Smith as one of the 'other' Janes who befriends the main 'Jane' of the story, Parker is a seriously watchable star - and you might have previously spotted her in You've Got Mail, The Staircase and Lost in Space. 

Parker Posey is set to star in The White Lotus© Michael Tran Archive
Parker Posey is set to star in The White Lotus

Jason Isaacs

Lucius Malfoy himself Jason Isaacs is set to star in the third instalment, in an as-of-yet undisclosed role. The actor has been very busy recently, having also starred in Archie as Cary Grant, Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, The Crowded Room and Inside No. 9. Thai TV star Dom Hetrakul, The Family Plan actress Michelle Monaghan and Mechanic: Resurrection actor Tayme Thapthimthong have also been announced as lead cast members in the new series. 

Actor Jason Isaacs arrives at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards© Steve Granitz
Actor Jason Isaacs arrives at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The new cast members will be joined by returning star Natasha Rothwell, who played Belinda back in season one.  Speaking about what to expect from season three, the show’s creator Mike White said: "The first season kind of highlighted money, and then the second season is sex. I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus." 

He added to Deadline: "I think it’d be fun to maybe go to a whole different continent. You know, we did Europe, and maybe Asia, something crazy like that, that would be fun."  For the new season, HBO confirmed that they had partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand for filming and promotion, with the executive vice president of HBO explaining: "We are pleased to partner with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to execute Mike’s creative vision and showcase all that the beautiful country of Thailand has to offer, as the next group of guests check in to the White Lotus." 

Parker Posey has also joined the cast© Dia Dipasupil
Parker Posey has also joined the cast

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to discuss the news, one person wrote: "I will be SEATED for Parker Posey. What a delicious casting choice," while another added: "If this cast list for #whitelotus S3 is true then wow!!!" A third fan posted: "Thai actors YES. This team is STACKED."  Speaking about season three, Francesca Orsi, an executive vice president at HBO, said: "It's impossible not to be awestruck by how Mike orchestrated one of the buzziest and most critically acclaimed shows.

"And yet, he's only continued to reach new heights in season two. His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, paired with his signature irreverent humor and buoyant directing style, have us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we've come to adore. "We couldn't be more thrilled to get the chance to collaborate on a third season together." Mike also expressed his happiness at the renewal: "I feel so lucky to get this opportunity again and am excited to reunite with my amazingly talented collaborators."

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  • Daredevil: Born Again - Disney+
  • Bridgerton season 3 - Netflix
  • Wednesday season 2 - Netflix
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith - Prime Video
  • 3 Body Problem - Netflix
  • The Regime - HBO/Sky 
  • Star Wars: Skeleton Crew - Jude Law - Disney+ 

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