Update, Monday January 10 at 5:15 p.m.: Make that a reservation for two. Aubrey Plaza will be joining season two of The White Lotus, per Variety. The Parks and Recreation alum is set to play Harper Spiller, a woman vacationing with her husband and his friends. (Like Alexandra Daddario’s Rachel and Connie Britton’s Nicole, we bet Harper will be sad for one reason or another too.) Plaza joins Michael Imperioli, who was announced days ago as the first new cast member of season two, which is taking place at a different location than season one’s resort. Aloha, Hawaii! Er, good-bye, in this case.
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Like so many of us in 2021, Mike White must have been rewatching The Sopranos. For he has tapped Michael Imperioli to star in the second season of his vacation malaise satire The White Lotus. According to Deadline, he will be playing “Dominic Di Grasso, a man traveling with his elderly father and recent college-graduate son.” Season two of The White Lotus will be departing from Hawaii, but the new locale is not yet known. The rest of the cast is also still unknown. Will Mike White pull a Ryan Murphy and create a stable of luxury traveling players? “I don’t think you can credibly have [all the Season 1 guests] on the same vacation again,” White told TVLine in October of last year. “But maybe it could be a Marvel Universe type thing, where some of them would come back.” Jennifer Coolidge is expected to be returning, but no word on folks like Jake Lacy, Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Natasha Rothwell, or Sydney Sweeney. If you miss Sweeney in particular, Euphoria season two premieres January 9 on HBO Max.