The Max series, led by Kaley Cuoco, won’t be returning for a third season. Cuoco, who also served as an executive producer, decided not to reprise her role in The Flight Attendant.
The show, based on a novel by Chris Bohjalian, tells the story of Cassie, a flight attendant caught up in espionage after waking up with a dead man in her hotel bed. Initially planned as a limited series, the first season covered the novel’s events and gained popularity.
The streamer, then named HBO Max, ordered a second season, where Cassie becomes a CIA asset and faces a new mystery. However, the show has been canceled after two seasons.
Cuoco received two Emmy nominations for her role in The Flight Attendant, and the show was even nominated for best comedy after its first season.
Cuoco expressed her gratitude, saying, “What started as an attention-grabbing book cover turned into an extraordinary flight of a lifetime. I always saw The Flight Attendant as a limited series, and thanks to an incredible creative team, we delivered two thrilling seasons. Playing Cassie has been a dream come true, and I’m grateful to everyone involved in bringing this unique series to life.”
The creator and executive producer, Steve Yockey, added, “The Flight Attendant was a true passion project, and the reception from viewers and critics was stunning. Our unconventional show really resonated with people. As we all move on to new projects, those two seasons and the incredible team behind them will always be at the top of my list.”
Both Cuoco and Yockey have been busy with new projects. Cuoco stars in and executive produces “Based on a True Story” at Peacock, which got a second-season pickup. She also voices Harley Quinn in Max’s animated series about the DC Comics antihero.
Yockey, under an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, developed and is co-showrunner (with Beth Schwartz) of the Max-turned-Netflix series “Dead Boy Detectives,” set to premiere later this year.
Source: Hollywood Reporter