The satirical dark comedy was a breakout hit
HBO has just announced the newest cast member of their dark comedy series The White Lotus. They have casted Michael Imperioli, known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos, another successful HBO show that aired for six seasons. The actor won multiple Emmy nominations for the Outstanding Supporting Actor category, and finally won in 2004. He returned to do the voice-over for 2021’s The Many Saints of Newark, which served as a prequel to The Sopranos.
The White Lotus
For those who are not familiar with The White Lotus, the show details the exploits and misfortunes that a group of overseas visitors and employees at the titular tropical resort in Hawaii endure. The satirical dark comedy premiered on HBO in July 2021, and is written and directed by Mike White. It starred Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Connie Britton, Jake Lacy, and Steve Zahn.
The story takes place over the course of a week and consists of six episodes. A group of vacationers head to a famous resort in Hawaii to relax and rejuvenate, but as the days go by, something dark creeps up on both the guests and the friendly employees at the resort, and soon spreads to the entire locale as well.
The White Lotus was meant to be an anthology, so season 2 will have a new set of guests going on a holiday to a different White Lotus. However, some of the older cast will return as well.
Imperioli will star as Dominic Di Grasso, a man who is on a vacation with his elderly father and son, who recently graduated college. The actor will be a regular, and is the first of many new faces who will appear. Jennifer Coolidge, who played Tanya McQuoid in season 1 will be returning. No other cast members have been confirmed to return yet.
Expect more news to pop up in the coming weeks.