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The Flight Attendant is an American black comedy mystery thriller streaming television series developed by Steve Yockey based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. It stars Kaley Cuoco in the title role and premiered on HBO Max on November 26, 2020. In December 2020, the series was renewed for a second season. The second season is scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2022.
American flight attendant Cassie Bowden is a reckless alcoholic who drinks during flights and spends her time having sex with strangers, including her passengers. When she wakes up in a hotel room in Bangkok with a hangover from the night before, she discovers the dead body of a man who was on her last flight lying next to her, his throat slashed. Afraid to call the police, she cleans up the crime scene, then joins the other airline crew traveling to the airport. In New York City, she is met by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents who question her about the layover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece the night together, and suffering intermittent flashbacks/hallucinations about it, she begins to wonder who the killer could be.
Cast and characters
Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden
Michiel Huisman as Alex Sokolov (season 1)
Zosia Mamet as Annie Mouradian
Rosie Perez as Megan Briscoe
T. R. Knight as Davey Bowden (season 1; recurring season 2)
Michelle Gomez as Miranda Croft (season 1)
Colin Woodell as Buckley Ware (season 1)
Merle Dandridge as Kim Hammond (season 1)
Griffin Matthews as Shane Evans
Nolan Gerard Funk as Van White (season 1)
Deniz Akdeniz as Max (season 2; recurring season 1)
Mo McRae as Benjamin Berry (season 2)
Callie Hernandez as Gabrielle Diaz (season 2)
Joseph Julian Soria as Esteban Diaz (season 2)Recurring
Terry Serpico as Bill Briscoe
Jason Jones as Hank Bowden
Audrey Grace Marshall as young Cassie
Owen Asztalos as young Davey
Alberto Frezza as Enrico
Bebe Neuwirth as Diana Carlisle
Yasha Jackson as Jada Harris
Isha Blaaker as Nate
Stephanie Koenig as Sabrina Oznowich
Ritchie Coster as Victor
Ann Magnuson as Janet Sokolov
Briana Cuoco as Cecilia
David Iacono as Eli Briscoe
Cheryl Hines as Dot Karlson (season 2)
Jessie Ennis as Jenny (season 2)
Mae Martin as Grace St. James (season 2)
Margaret Cho as Utada (season 2)
Santiago Cabrera as Marco (season 2)
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Brenda (season 2)Episodes
On October 27, 2017, it was announced that Kaley Cuoco's production company, Yes, Norman Productions, had optioned the rights to the novel, The Flight Attendant. The novel would be developed into what was reported to be a limited television series with Cuoco to executive produce. On July 1, 2019, it was announced that Greg Berlanti had joined the series as an executive producer through Berlanti Productions. On July 1, 2019, it was announced that the series would join WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max. On December 18, 2020, HBO Max renewed the series for a second season. The second season is scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2022.
Upon the series development announcement, Cuoco was also cast to star in the series. In September 2019, Sonoya Mizuno was cast to star alongside Cuoco. In October, Michiel Huisman, Colin Woodell, Rosie Perez, and Zosia Mamet joined the cast of the series. In November 2019, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, and T. R. Knight joined the cast of the series. In December 2019, Nolan Gerard Funk joined the cast. Bebe Neuwirth was added in a recurring role in February 2020. In August 2020, Michelle Gomez joined the cast of the series, replacing Mizuno. In October 2020, Yasha Jackson joined the cast in a recurring role. In September 2021, Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez, and JJ Soria were cast as new series regulars while Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera, and Shohreh Aghdashloo were cast in recurring capacities.
Filming began in November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, before continuing in White Plains, New York, in December. On March 12, 2020, Warner Bros. Television shut down production on the series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production on the season's remaining two episodes resumed on August 31, 2020, in New York. For the second season, the series will be relocating its production to California to take advantage of tax incentives provided by the California Film Commission.
Sia's "Angel by the Wings" was featured on the season 1 finale ("Arrivals and Departures").
The series premiered on November 26, 2020 with the first three episodes available. On October 20, 2020, an official trailer for the series and the rollout plan of episodes after the premiere were released; two episodes released on December 3, followed by two more episodes on December 10, and then the season finale on December 17.The series will air on TBS in 2022.
For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes stated that 98% of 64 critics gave a positive review, with an average rating of 7.57/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Kaley Cuoco shines as a hot mess in The Flight Attendant, an addictively intriguing slice of stylish pulp that will bring mystery aficionados to Cloud Nine." According to Metacritic, which calculated a weighted average score of 78 out of 100 based on 22 critic reviews, the series received "generally favorable reviews".Reviewing the series for Rolling Stone, Alan Sepinwall gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and said, "Cuoco is sharp and likable throughout, two necessary ingredients for playing a character who makes a scene wherever she goes."
Awards and nominations
The Flight Attendant on HBO Max
The Flight Attendant at IMDb
The Flight Attendant at Rotten Tomatoes
The Flight Attendant at Metacritic
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