When it was announced that the Kaley Cuoco starrer and execute produced The Flight Attendant was releasing on HBO Max, many had already given up hope on its successful run. It’s true that Warner Bros’ HBO Max didn’t really have a great start but doesn’t have to wait for the controversial release of its slate of movies like Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, The Matrix 4, etc to redeem its reputation as The Flight Attendant has already been renewed for a second season as it continues to garner rave reviews from critics and viewers alike.
The comedy-thriller had been one of those rare hits for the platform. The Flight Attendant recently ended its first season, made up of eight episodes, with a conclusion which is open-ended– it both allows viewers to form their own answers or allows the then-not-confirmed Season 2 to take the story forward.
The first season of The Flight Attendant, based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, focused on the life of Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) who starts flirting, rather publicly, with a passenger Alex (Michiel Huisman). She proceeds to have a steamy, one-night stand with him but when she wakes up the next day, he is dead and his blood is on her hands.
Unable to clearly remember the events of the night before, Cassie feared that the police will instantly arrest her for the murder. Afraid of the possibility, she makes the bad choice of cleaning the room– if she didn’t look guilty before, she definitely did now. And soon chaos ensues, with Cassie swept up in something much bigger than a murder conspiracy.
In its renewal statement, HBO Max assured that The Flight Attendant Season 2 will follow Cassie in “a new adventure,” HBO Max said in its renewal statement. Thankfully this out-of-the-blue announcement didn’t catch Kaley Cuoco off guard as mentioned above, the finale was such that while it served as a conclusion to Season 1, it also held out arcs that would facilitate a Season 2.
“We’re definitely having conversations about what a second season would look,” Kaley Cuoco told Vanity Fair before the finale episode’s release. “Nothing’s ever for sure. But when I look at it, the finale, if we don’t get a second season, then it’s like, ‘Yeah, it was a limited series.’ And if we do, then we were like, ‘Yeah, we were meant to have a second season all along.’ I think we played it right.”
On now, that HBO Max has renewed The Flight Attendant for a season two, Cuoco has shared in a statement that “to say that I am elated would be an understatement.” Well, we are certainly looking forward to more of Cassie’s (mis)adventures!