'Big Bang Theory' actress Kaley Cuoco to star in new streaming drama 'The Flight Attendant'.
The 'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco is remaining at the studio behind the blockbuster comedy series with an extensive new deal at Warner Bros. TV.
WarnerMedia’s next made for streaming platform drama, The Flight Attendant, comes with Cuoco starring and executive producing while Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. coming on board to venture alongside Warner Bros.
The agreement with multiple aspects includes a new two-year pod contract for Cuoco’s production company, Norman Productions, and a talent possessing provision for Cuoco’s acting services beyond 'The Flight Attendant,' with WB television committed to developing new series, incorporating multi and single camera half-hour comedies and hourlong dramedies.
Cuoco is finally free from the hectic schedule coming off the hugely successful sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which just wrapped up its 12-season run on CBS. With two greenlighted shows through her previous WBTV agreement, the new projects The Flight Attendant and the animated 'Harley Quinn' on DC Universe, and several series in development, Cuoco chose to stay at her long-time home where she has a close relationship with some of the chief executives, Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, and Brad Paul.
Cuoco said, “I love that Warner Bros. is my home away from home, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue this incredibly collaborative and gratifying relationship. They’re stuck with me now!”
Cuoco and her "Yes, Norman Productions" team guided by SVP Suzanne McCormack, who first came to the company last year, will keep developing contents for broadcast, cable, on-demand/streaming and digital platforms through WBTVG divisions, along with Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation and digital venture Blue Ribbon Content.
Cuoco set up Norman, which she labeled after her pooch, in 2017 with a pod deal at WBTV. The first gig under that deal was The Flight Attendant, with Cuoco optioning the entitlement to the book by Chris Bohjalian prior to being issued by Doubleday. The series sees Cuoco as the titular flight attendant who unexpectedly becomes entangled in a murder mystery.
Steve Yockey (Supernatural) picked up the novel, which went on to become a bestseller. Cuoco is serving as an executive producer in collaboration with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter from Berlanti Production; Suzanne McCormack co-executive produces. Production is set to begin this fall.
Additionally, ‘Yes, Norman’ produces (in support with Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions) the impending Warner Bros animation series Harley Quinn, for the DC Universe online subscription service, with Cuoco giving her voice for the title character as well as serving as an exec (with Halpern, Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Sam Register) on the half-hour adult vivified action-comedy.
On the development front, Cuoco production has Sick Girl, a psychological thriller inspired on the novel from debut author Rachel Hargrove, among a series of projects in the near future plans with Warner Bros.
Cuoco does have a drama experience. Between her roles on two hit comedy series, ABC’s 8 Simple Rules and CBS’ Big Bang, she did a session on the WB’s Charmed.
Reworking the female protagonist in the original pilot for Big Bang and casting Cuoco in the character was one of the fundamental changes credited that made the comedy show a critical success.
Brillstein Entertainment Partners, SDB Partners, and Hansen Jacobson Teller are representing Kaley Cuoco.