The comedic mystery thriller, The Flight Attendant has been picked up by HBO Max for a second season!
The HBO Max original series which stars Kaley Cuoco has been an early critical and popular hit for HBO’s young streaming service, received a Season 2 renewal Friday, one day after the finale of its inaugural, eight-episode season. That’s a strong show of support from the higher ups At WarnerMedia.
The performance by “The Big Bang Theory” alum Cuoco in the title role has been singled out for praise by critics. Her manic depiction of an alcohol addicted flight attendant who finds herself at the center of a murder mystery has been inspired. Award worthy even.
The first season, which was based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, followed free-spirited flight attendant Cassie Bowden (Cuoco) on a harrowing and hilarious adventure that starts after she wakes up next to her dead one-night stand (Michiel Huisman) during a Bangkok layover.
During the first season Cassie is determined to clear her name, find the killer of her one night stand and avoid various spies, shady friends, and assassins.
The first season “does come a little full circle at the end, but there are a lot of loose ends that we’ve left open in hopes that we can tell those stories for Season 2,” Cuoco told USA TODAY in November. “Obviously the book is what inspired me to do the show, but if we do get a Season 2, we’ll be able to kind of do whatever we want, really.”
In addition to Cuoco and Huisman, whose dead character appeared very much alive in later scenes that played in Cassie’s fertile mind, the Season 1 cast also features Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk. TV heavy-hitters Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers of the Warner Bros. TV production.
The first season of The Flight Attendant is now streaming on HBO Max.