The Flight Attendant should have been the series grabbing the most attention right now for HBO Max, not Wonder Woman 1984. While it is understandable why Warner Brothers’ major franchise coming to HBO Max for a limited run would draw publicity, The Flight Attendant is the second major series to premiere on the streaming service to rave reviews. While Love Life certainly brought fans of Anna Kendrick and rom-centric series, The Flight Attendant is going to bring in new subscribers because it’s simply that damn good. Adapted from the book by the same name, Steve Yockey’s new series has some of the best writing on television enhanced by a knock out performance from show’s star Kayley Cuoco. The series also stars Michiel Huisman, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, and Nolan Gerard Funk.
The show is based on Cassie, a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, right next to a man who has had his throat slashed. Cassie’s late-night ways leave her most nights with no idea what happened the previous evening, and now it seems her partying ways could cost her. How does someone prove they are innocent when they can’t even remember their alibi? The Flight Attendant is a super slick well crafted dark comedic thriller that leaves everyone guessing till the last possible moment.
This role is quite a departure from what we are used to seeing out of Cuoco. While Cassie certainly has some funny moments, it’s Cassie’s intensity, which catches everyone’s eye. The former Big Bang Theory star certainly shows she’s more than ready to take this next leap. This is her best work to date. There’s nothing tame about this new show or where the storyline is headed. Many people will have to go back and rewatch certain sequences to catch the series’s clues. Susanna Fogel is an executive producer on the show, and for those who don’t remember the last time we brought up Fogel’s name, it was about Booksmart, which she did help write. This mixture of dark comedy with some twists in the show will blindside everyone resulting in The Flight Attendant television’s next great obsession.