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Murray Bartlett teases ‘extraordinary’ White Lotus finale


Murray Bartlett teases ‘extraordinary’ White Lotus finale and promises some ‘shocking and surprising’ moments


HBO Max’s critical hit The White Lotus is set to come to an end on Monday.

And actor Murray Bartlett, who plays hotel manager Armond, has promised that fans ‘should expect the unexpected’ from the finale.

‘What I love about [creator] Mike White is even when things are wrapped up in a little bow, they have an edge to them,’ he shared to the Daily Telegraph.

Surprise: HBO Max’s critical hit The White Lotus is set to come to an end on Monday. And actor Murray Bartlett has promised that fans ‘should expect the unexpected’ from the finale

‘I’m really excited for everyone to see it, it’s an extraordinary episode,’ he added.

Meanwhile, the deliciously dark satire will return for a second season with an all new cast.

Audiences were immediately drawn into the world of the exclusive White Lotus resort in Hawaii, rocketing the show to the top of HBO’s streaming charts. 

Quite the character! Bartlett plays the struggling manager of the Hawaiian hotel Armond

Quite the character! Bartlett plays the struggling manager of the Hawaiian hotel Armond

And now fans can look forward to another season of the Mike White-helmed series after season one concludes this Sunday, according to Deadline.

The site reports that: ‘Season 2 checks out of Hawaii and will follow a different group of vacationers as they book their stay at another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants.’

White, who wrote and directed the series, was also behind the HBO cult favorite Enlightened, starring Laura Dern.

Return to paradise: The White Lotus will return for another season with a completely new cast of characters

Return to paradise: The White Lotus will return for another season with a completely new cast of characters

The first season of The White Lotus featured a standout ensemble cast that included Murray Bartlett, Natasha Rothwell, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady and Sydney Sweeney.

Steve Zahn, Lukas Gage, Fred Hechinger and Kekoa Kekumano and Molly Shannon also appear.

The White Lotus has been a streaming star, reportedly ranking number one out of all HBO Max content. 

Packed cast: The first season of The White Lotus featured a standout ensemble cast that included Murray Bartlett, Natasha Rothwell, Connie Britton (above with Steve, (above) Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady and Sydney Sweeney

Packed cast: The first season of The White Lotus featured a standout ensemble cast that included Murray Bartlett, Natasha Rothwell, Connie Britton (above with Steve Zahn), Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady and Sydney Sweeney

The show has also ‘achieved consistent week-over-week growth for both premiere and digital audience, leading into the finale episode,’ according to Deadline.

‘Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town,’ said Francesca Orsi, EVP Programming at HBO. 

‘We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.’

White acts as executive producer with David Bernad and Nick Hall while Mark Kamine serves as co-executive producer. 

The White Lotus season one will conclude on Sunday, August 16 (Australia) at 9pm EST.

Big numbers: The White Lotus has been a streaming star, reportedly ranking number one out of all HBO Max content

Big numbers: The White Lotus has been a streaming star, reportedly ranking number one out of all HBO Max content

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