Kaley Cuoco Thriller Series ‘The Flight Attendant’ to Premiere This Fall on HBO Max

Production is set to resume in New York this month — safety guidelines permitting

Last Updated: August 5, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

HBO Max will premiere Kaley Cuoco’s comedic thriller series “The Flight Attendant” this fall.

Executive producer and co-showrunner Steve Yockey announced the news at the top of the show’s virtual CTAM panel Wednesday, saying that production on the series — which was shut down in March due to the pandemic — will resume in New York this month, safety guidelines permitting.

Per HBO Max, “The Flight Attendant” is “a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian.”

Yockey says the team had begun shooting Episode 6 out of eight total when they were halted by COVID. This premature wrap ensured that “The Flight Attendant” would not be one of the HBO Max originals available when the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service launched May 27.

“Our production, in particular, has been working with the studio to make sure everything is going to be ready for people to come back in terms of both providing a tonnage of PPE that’s necessary for us to safely do our jobs, combined with social distancing, rewrites to certain elements in the script and rapid on-site testing that all of the crew and the cast will be participating in,” Yockey said, when asked how the show is preparing to safely resume production this month. “But especially the actors who are performing every day or who are going to be in closer scenes together, will be tested every day in the run-up to that.”

“We wouldn’t be going back if we didn’t think we could keep everyone healthy,” he added.

Cuoco chimed in to say, “Plus, we’re almost done! We’re so close!”

Along with Cuoco, the show stars Michiel Huisman, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk.

“The Flight Attendant” is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Cuoco, Yockey, Marcie Ulin, Meredith Lavender, Sarah Schechter, and Susanna Fogel (who directed the first two episodes). Suzanne McCormack is a co-executive producer.

The series hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Berlanti Productions and Yes, Norman Productions.