Ahead of The White Lotus’ return later this month, HBO has shared the trailer for the second season of the acclaimed drama. Jennifer Coolidge, whose performance as the grieving Tanya was a standout of the first installment, is now checking in to another location of the titular resort, this time in Sicily. Instead of toting her mother’s ashes, she’s now joined by her new husband Greg (Jon Gries) and assistant Portia (Haley Lu Richardson).
“Whenever I stay at a White Lotus, I always have a memorable time,” Tanya says. “Always.”
Her next vacation is sure to make at least as much of an impression as her previous Hawaiian getaway, because once again, someone will be leaving the hotel in a body bag. The stakes feel higher as several characters get drawn underwater and a mysterious pair of hands holds a gun.
While Tanya finding love was one of the more optimistic elements of the first season, it’s clear that things already aren’t going smoothly with Greg. They’re not the only White Lotus guests experiencing marital strife: a couples trip for Harper (Aubrey Plaza), Ethan (Will Sharpe), Daphne (Meghann Fahy), and Cameron (Theo James) exacerbates both relationship tensions and anxieties about wealth and success.
Elsewhere on the resort, Dominic (Michael Imperioli), Bert (F. Murray Abraham), and Albie (Adam DiMarco) are having a family reunion to discover their roots–minus the relatives who would rather not be stuck on an island with Dominic. Considering how he’s more interested in meeting local women than spending time with his father and son, it’s certainly understandable.
Of course, it wouldn’t be The White Lotus without the resort’s staff facing off against the guests. After Murray Bartlett’s Emmy-winning turn as Armond, Sabrina Impacciatore plays this season’s hotel manager, Valentina.
Season two of The White Lotus begins on October 30 on HBO.