The White Lotus: how to watch the hit show and bring “paradise” to you

Have you seen the summer's most talked-about show yet? Don't miss a minute

The White Lotus cast: Alexandra Daddario as Rachel and Jack Lacey as Shane
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The White Lotus is already the talk of the town in the US. Viewers and critics can't resist the vacation black comedy and all of its drama. Meddling mothers-in-law! Family secrets! Jennifer Coolidge! Oh my.

Now fans globally will be able to take advantage of the dramedy and revel in all of its quirkiness. Here's how to catch the HBO Max hit before The White Lotus season 2 gifts us with another tropical getaway gone wrong. 

The limited series (just six episodes) follows super-rich vacationers who are attempting to escape their realities—be it a cancer diagnosis or the loss of a parent—at a luxurious Hawaiian resort. We watch as their island holidays intertwine with one another and the (extremely) put-upon hotel staff. It's also a whodunnit—a guessing game of who's in the casket that's being loaded onto the airplane at the very start of the season opener. Ready to learn more about the much-buzzed-about hit series? 



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How to watch The White Lotus episodes in the US

The trending series has climbed its way to the top of the charts on HBO Max. (opens in new tab) You can watch the first episode online for free (opens in new tab), even if you aren't a subscriber. If it hooks you and you're keen on catching all six episodes of the show, you'll need to sign up for the full $14.99 subscription plan.

How to watch The White Lotus in the UK

The White Lotus hit Sky Atlantic (opens in new tab) on August 16th. New episodes air every Monday, until the finale on September, 20, or if you're a binge-watcher all six episodes are available to stream immediately. 

How to watch The White Lotus anywhere else

Not seeing The White Lotus in your country? No sweat: just try a VPN. It's a handy piece of software that allows you to change your IP address so your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. 

Our favorite VPN service is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), rated one of the best, by our colleagues at TechRadar (opens in new tab). If you sign up for an annual plan you'll get an extra three months absolutely free (opens in new tab). And it's risk-free—if you change your mind in the first 30 days, let them know and you'll be entitled to a refund.

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The White Lotus cast: who's who?

  • Murray Bartlett as Armond
  • Natasha Rothwell as Belinda
  • Connie Britton as Nicole
  • Steve Zahn as Mark
  • Sydney Sweeney as Olivia
  • Brittany O'Grady as Paula 
  • Fred Hechinger as Quinn
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya 
  • Alexandra Daddario as Rachel
  • Jack Lacey as Shane
  • Molly Shannon as Kitty 

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Sure, these vacationers might've made their way to paradise, but the decadent Hawaiian resort is actually the furthest thing from bliss. You'll see why below. 

Where was The White Lotus filmed?

According to Vox (opens in new tab),  the miniseries was filmed at the Four Seasons resort in Maui.

Will there be a season 2 of White Lotus?

You're in luck! The dramedy will return for a follow-up season, though you might not experience the same locale and characters on the next go-around. 

"It would have to be a different hotel, like, say, The White Lotus: San Tropez or something," creator Mike White revealed to TVLine (opens in new tab)

For the time being, we're comfortable hanging out in Maui!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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