Cuoco also executive-produces the show under her Yes, Norman production company. She’s joined by the powerhouse producing team of Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, Arrow, Supernatural) and Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Supergirl).
The eight-episode limited series will premiere the first three episodes on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26. For the full release schedule, see below. Production recently wrapped in New York City after taking a five-month hiatus due to COVID-19-mandated shutdowns. In August at the virtual Television Critics Association summer press tour, executive producer and co-showrunner Steve Yockey said, “We are looking to get back up and running at the end of August, but the health and safety of our cast and crew are our top priority. We wouldn’t be going back if we didn’t think we could keep everyone healthy.”
Cuoco first read “a snippet” of the book three years ago and decided to pursue the rights to it before she’d even had a chance to read it in full. “Something told me to jump on this, so once [my team] started getting into it, I read it really quick and thank goodness I loved it,” she said at the TCAs.
While her character, hard-partying Cassie, might have been friends with Cuoco’s Big Bang character, Penny, in the show’s early days, Cuoco says, ultimately, they are two very different women. “Cassie is extremely flawed,” she said at the TCAs. “It’s an actor’s dream to play someone like her. After coming off of comedy and Big Bang, there was something about this where I thought, If we could bring levity to such a dark book, it would be so cool. It’s been totally career-changing for me. It’s been wonderful.”
Currently, The Flight Attendant is considered a limited series, but both Cuoco and Yockey say they have plans for another season. So what else do we know about the show? Check out the latest teaser, below, and read on for more info.
The premiere date
After you eat all the turkey and stuffing, settle in for the ride of your life (seriously, you won’t want to leave the couch) when The Flight Attendant premieres the first three episodes on Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving). It will then be followed by two new episodes on December 3, two new episodes on December 10, and the finale on December 17.
Rosie Perez stars as Cassie’s friend and colleague Megan Briscoe. Ironically, Perez hates flying; Cuoco carefully told her, “‘Well, there is some travel,’ but I was pretty much begging her because she was all I saw in this role.”