HBO Max has renewed the Kaley Cuoco series The Flight Attendant for a second season, it was announced Friday by Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max.
The series, based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, centers on alcoholic, globe-trotting flight attendant Cassie Bowen (Cuoco) who becomes embroiled in an espionage plot following her affair with a first class passenger, who winds up murdered after their night together. Flight Attendant was originally intended to be a limited series, but series creator and EP Steve Yockey knew there was more string he could pull upon.
The series finale that landed on the streamer this week leaves Cassie in a position to encounter more global intrigue, and Yockey teased some possibilities to us in our Season 1 finale interview with him yesterday.
HBO Max reports that the first season of Flight Attendant saw week-over-week growth and ranked as the frosh streamer’s No. 1 series overall during its run. The eight-episode first season debuted November 6 and dropped its finale yesterday. Flight Attendant has a 98% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and Cuoco has received high praise for her comedic-dramatic turn as a woman continually coming to terms with her torturous past. The series also stars Michiel Huisman, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk.
“We are delighted that the show has resonated so strongly with audiences and critics,” said Bloys. “We congratulate Kaley, Steve, Greg and Sarah, along with the rest of the incredibly talented cast, executive producers and our partners at Warner Bros. Television on all the success of the first season. I look forward to seeing where Cassie will go next.”