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Before we even get to check-in, it’s clear that the characters in HBO’s new hit, The White Lotus, might not have the vacation they’d signed up for.
“Which hotel were you at?” someone asks Jake Lacy’s character, Shane, who’s sitting at the airport, waiting for his flight home. “White Lotus,” he responds.
“White Lotus? Our guide told us someone was killed there.”
And that’s just in the first few minutes. Six total episodes later, we were still left guessing what would happen until the very last minute in the Mike White dramedy, which recently got picked up for a second season.
Before season two of The White Lotus though, the HBO Max series’ first season, which Rolling Stone‘s Alan Sepinwall calls “frequently uncomfortable, sometimes poetic, occasionally hilarious, and deeply idiosyncratic throughout,” came to an end over the weekend for its finale.
Here’s everything you need to know about streaming The White Lotus finale in case you haven’t watched it yet, and where you can watch the show in its entirety for free now that the last episode has aired.
How to Watch The White Lotus on HBO Max
You can watch all six episodes of The White Lotus, including the Season 1 finale, on the streaming service free if you already have an HBO Max plan. If you don’t currently have a subscription to the streamer, you can sign up for a monthly subscription starting at just $9.99.
How to Watch The White Lotus Online Free
Want to watch the entire first season of The White Lotus for free? While HBO Max doesn’t offer a way for you to watch The White Lotus for free online, you can still get HBO Max for free with Hulu’s HBO Max free trial plan for new subscribers.
The 7-day free trial to Hulu with HBO Max lets you stream everything that’s on Hulu and HBO Max, including the complete series of Friends and The Sopranos, as well as new films like The Suicide Squad that, outside theaters, you’ll only find on HBO Max.
After your Hulu with HBO Max free trial runs out, a subscription will cost you $14.99 each month. A Hulu subscription by itself starts at $5.99 or $11.99 for Hulu (No Ads), and an HBO Max subscription will run you $9.99 a month, so this is a slightly better deal if you go with this bundle plan — and, ultimately, one of your only ways to get a free trial for HBO Max.
There’s another way to watch The White Lotus free on HBO Max. You can get the streaming service at no extra cost if you’re signed up for certain AT&T Unlimited packages, which includes a free subscription to HBO Max (see those plan details here).
When Was The White Lotus Season Finale?
The White Lotus finale aired on HBO Max on Sunday, August 15th at 9 p.m. EST. It’s the sixth and finale episode of Season 1. Since it aired, you can now binge through the entire series on the streamer.
Will There Be a Season 2 of White Lotus?
Yes, HBO confirmed this week that there will be a second season of The White Lotus. However, there will be an all-new cast and set location that’s different from Season 1. We also will have to wait to find out when Season 2 of The White Lotus will come out on HBO Max, as those details have yet to be announced.
“Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town,” HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “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.”
HBO has revealed a few plot details when announcing the show’s renewal. According to HBO, “The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants.”
What Are Mike White’s Other Shows and Movies?
The White Lotus creator Mike White, who also serves as the series’ writer, director and one of the executive producers, is behind a bunch of critically-acclaimed projects, including the excellent, two-season HBO series Enlightened featuring co-creator and star Laura Dern. Enlightened is streaming on HBO Max now. In addition to writing The Good Girl and producing Nacho Libre, White also wrote and starred in the hit 2003 film School of Rock, alongside Jack Black, which is streaming on Amazon Prime.
White Lotus Cast, Number of Episodes
The White Lotus Season 1 cast features a huge guest list of characters, including Jennifer Coolidge (Tanya), Natasha Rothwell (Belinda), Murray Bartlett (Armond), Brittany O’Grady (Paula), Kekoa Kekumano (Kai), Jake Lacy (Shane), Alexandra Daddario (Rachel), Connie Britton (Nicole), Molly Shannon (Kitty), Sydney Sweeney (Olivia), Lukas Gage (Dillon) and Steve Zahn (Mark).
There are only six episodes in the first season, with each running about an hour long. You can stream the entire The White Lotus series online now on HBO Max.