Murray Bartlett lands new US role

Aussie to star in new HBO drama that revolves around the employees of a tropical resort.

Aussie Murray Bartlett (Tales of the City, Looking, Nashville, The Secret Life of Us, Neighbours) has landed a new US role in upcoming HBO drama The White Lotus.

Created, executive produced, written and directed by Mike White (Enlightened), the HBO limited series The White Lotus begins production this month on location in Hawaii, filming under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

A social satire set at an exclusive tropical resort, The White Lotus follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.

Also appearing in the 6 part series are Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney and Steve Zahn.

“Mike (White) is an unparalleled talent whose groundbreaking work has transformed both the film and TV space,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with him again on yet another hilarious and perceptive piece that exposes the complexities of life and humanity itself.”

“It’s beyond exciting to return to HBO with this project and such an incredible cast,” said White. “I am very grateful to everyone who has made it possible for us to bring our little bubble to Hawaii, a place I am proud to think of as a second home.”

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