Patrick Schwarzenegger joins star-studded cast of HBO series The White Lotus

Patrick Schwarzenegger joins star-studded cast of HBO series The White Lotus

Patrick Schwarzenegger will soon be checking into The White Lotus.

The rising actor, 30, has joined the season three cast of the hit series, HBO announced Tuesday.

The network also revealed Walton Goggins, Sarah Catherine Hook, Sam Nivola, and Aimee Lou Wood have been cast for season three.

No further information about their roles were revealed.

This marks the latest big series Schwarzenegger has been cast in – these last few years have seen him land roles in the superhero show Gen V, the Chris Pratt led series The Terminal List, and the new mini series The Staircase.

Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined season three of The White Lotus; pictured January 2024 in Milan, Italy

Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined season three of The White Lotus; pictured January 2024 in Milan, Italy 

Over the years, Schwarzenegger has appeared in numerous projects.

Schwarzenegger – who is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife Maria Shriver – has numerous credits to his name, including Stuck in Love, Scream Queens, and Midnight Sun.

As far as the other newly announced cast members, Goggins has numerous credits to his name, including The Righteous Gemstones and I’m a Vigo. Hook’s experience includes roles in First Kill and American Crime Story, while Nivola has appeared in White Noise and Maetro. 

Wood’s resume includes the shows Sex Education and Alice & Jack. 

Earlier this month HBO announced a bevy of new stars joining the show for season three.

Michelle Monaghan, Parker Posey and Jason Isaacs are among the biggest names joining the hit HBO series for its highly anticipated third season, the network announced earlier in January.

The show — which was created and so far solely written and directed by Mike White — will also feature star turns from Leslie Bibb (the Iron Man films, Jupiter’s Legacy), Thai actor Dom Hetrakul and Tayme Thapthimthong.

Variety previously reported that Natasha Rothwell, who starred in the first season of the series, would be returning for the third season.

Schwarzenegger was one of several names announced as season three additions

Schwarzenegger was one of several names announced as season three additions 

Aimee Lou Wood (L) and Sarah Catherine Hook (R) are among the new additions to season three

Hook pictured in 2022

Aimee Lou Wood (L) and Sarah Catherine Hook (R) are among the new additions to season three

Walton Goggins (L) and Sam Nivola (R) were also announced as part of the new cast

Nivola pictured in 2022

Walton Goggins (L) and Sam Nivola (R) were also announced as part of the new cast 

The dramedy previously signaled that some characters would return in later seasons after fellow season one star Jennifer Coolidge continued her career revival by joining the second season, which relocated from Hawaii to Sicily.

HBO also confirmed that the series would be shooting in Thailand for its third season via a statement.

The White Lotus is expected to begin shooting on the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket, as well as the Thai capital Bangkok in February of this year.

‘We are pleased to partner with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to execute Mike’s creative vision and showcase all that the beautiful country of Thailand has to offer, as the next group of guests check in to the White Lotus,’ said HBO EVP of Production Janet Graham said in a statement.

Thapanee Kiatphaibool, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand added in a statement: ‘We are honored to have Amazing Thailand featured as the filming location for the highly anticipated upcoming season of The White Lotus

‘The kingdom’s exotic natural beauty, rich historical sites and diverse landscapes are the perfect settings to share our fascinating culture, fantastic cuisine, top-notch wellness and luxury offerings, and most importantly our people and Thai hospitality. Thailand has long been considered one of the world’s favorite filming locations.

She added: ‘The White Lotus project will certainly strengthen the kingdom’s status as a preferred filming destination and a beacon of experience-based tourism, inspiring even more visitors to Amazing Thailand.’

White will be back behind the camera as director and producer for the upcoming season, while David Bernad and Mark Kamine will join him as EPs.

HBO has continued its practice of not releasing any details about the characters each of the new stars will be playing. 

The show ¿ which was created, written and directed by Mike White ¿ will also feature Leslie Bibb (the Iron Man films, Jupiter's Legacy), Thai actor Dom Hetrakul and Tayme Thapthimthong; Bibb is pictured in May in NYC

The show — which was created, written and directed by Mike White — will also feature Leslie Bibb (the Iron Man films, Jupiter’s Legacy), Thai actor Dom Hetrakul and Tayme Thapthimthong; Bibb is pictured in May in NYC

Variety previously reported that season one star Natasha Rothwell would also be joining the season three cast

Variety previously reported that season one star Natasha Rothwell would also be joining the season three cast

She follows in the footsteps of fellow season one actress Jennifer Coolidge, who continued her career revival on the second season, which relocated from Hawaii to Sicily

She follows in the footsteps of fellow season one actress Jennifer Coolidge, who continued her career revival on the second season, which relocated from Hawaii to Sicily

However, sources told Deadline in November of 2023 that the ‘multi-generational group’ would feature a ‘patriarch, a female corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, including a country club wife, a misfit and a yogi.’

Casting for season three reportedly began within hours of the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, and other actors are still negotiating contracts at this time.

On Friday, entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider reported that Carrie Coon is also in talks for a season three gig, though HBO has not confirmed that she is in the running for a role.

However, Coon would be a natural fit for the network, which often features stars from previous HBO series.

She rose to prominence in 2014 with a lead role on HBO’s The Leftovers, as well as a major part in Gone Girl as the sister of Ben Affleck’s character.

Coon currently appears in a lead role on HBO’s historical drama The Gilded Age, and she also had major roles on Fargo season three and season two of The Sinner.

Her recent film work includes a starring role opposite Jude Law in The Nest and a major part in Ghostbusters: Afterlife and its upcoming sequel, Frozen Empire.

Back in November, White claimed that the upcoming White Lotus season would be ‘supersized’ compared to the first two.

HBO confirmed Friday that The White Lotus season three would be set and filmed in Thailand. It's expected to begin shooting in February; F. Murray Abraham pictured in season two

HBO confirmed Friday that The White Lotus season three would be set and filmed in Thailand. It’s expected to begin shooting in February; F. Murray Abraham pictured in season two

On Friday, entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider reported that Carrie Coon is in talks for a role, though HBO has not confirmed that she is in the running; seen in November 2021

On Friday, entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider reported that Carrie Coon is in talks for a role, though HBO has not confirmed that she is in the running; seen in November 2021

‘It’s going to be longer, bigger, crazier. I don’t know what people will think, but I am super excited, so at least for my own barometer, that’s a good thing,’ he gushed.

It’s unclear if that means the season will have more episodes — season one had six while season two was slightly longer with seven episodes — or if the episodes might be of a greater length.

It’s also unclear if additional cast members might boost the level of star power beyond the first two seasons.

Other high-profile stars of previous iterations of The White Lotus include Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Steve Zahn, Alexandra Daddario and Murray Bartlett (season one), followed by Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, F. Murray Abraham, Theo James and Tom Hollander (season two), among other actors.

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