The Flight Attendant: Will there be a season 3?
“The Flight Attendant” became one of the hottest shows on HBO Max, not to mention an award-winning hit that earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for several members of the team behind the show. , including lead actress Kaley Cuoco. After two successful seasons, however, will the comedy-thriller take off for a third time, or is it firmly entrenched?
While there’s no official word from HBO Max yet, the behind-the-scenes answer to this question has changed over the past few months. In May, Cuoco suggested she was at least done with “The Flight Attendant,” whether or not a third season happened.
“I’m like, ‘Well, we’ve done two. We should probably be done. And I think I was outnumbered by that thought,” she told People at the time. “There’s definitely interest in doing a third season. I think for me, in that moment, the plane has landed…I mean, we’ve done so much this season. Even in the eight episodes, we made so much history that I think, ‘Well, what could we do next?’ So it’s going to take a lot of thinking to make sure that if we go back it’s better than the last two, which is very difficult to do.”
However, she left the door open. “I think the writers and crew did a really nice job tying it with a nice bow [at the end of season two]”, she said. “But if you were to open the bow, that would be OK.”
Fast forward a few months, and the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery left the fates of many HBO Max shows, including “The Flight Attendant,” in limbo. Add to that a reported presentation to investors of the new Warner Bros. Discovery (via Business Insider), which seemed to suggest that HBO Max is seen within the company as “male biased,” sparking new concerns about the future of women in the networks. -programming centered as “The Flight Attendant” as part of the company’s reported new vision.
Now, however, Cuoco has a different perspective, and she may have just revealed that a third season is in the works after all!
“I was at a dinner party a few weeks ago, sitting next to [executive producer] Greg Berlanti, and there were a lot of people there, so it was really hard to talk, but I whispered to him, and I was like, ‘Season three?’ And he just nodded at me. I was like, ‘Wow.’ He didn’t even say anything. He nodded, Yeah!” she revealed in an interview with Variety.
Cuoco also has other projects she is working on, so the third season might take a bit longer to release. For her, this is actually an ideal situation.
“I think season two was so heavy for me, that was a big part of it. And now having some separation. And again, we had to depend on what it would look like,” she said. at Variety. “I like when shows take a breather. It’s not ‘The Big Bang Theory’ era – it’s different. So I want to be wanted, I don’t want to impose that on people. I want that the script is perfect enough. And I know the producers and everyone else feels the same way. I’ve spoken to a lot of the lead actors, and they’re in on it as well. So that’s a good sign. I could see that happening. happen. But probably not anytime soon.”
Long story short: The future of “The Flight Attendant” is still up in the air, but Cuoco seems up for another flight!