‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Flight Attendant’ star Kaley Cuoco will play the role of legendary Doris Day in the upcoming Warner Bros. limited series.
Kaley Cuoco may not be making a return to television through the Golden Globes nominated HBO Max series The Flight Attendant anytime soon, but she’s already queued up her next significant small-screen role.
Watch: Tributes pour in after Doris Day dies at 97
As per Variety, the upcoming show will be centered on AE Hotchner‘s memoir Doris Day: Her Own Story, which describes the icon’s life and works through a number of meetings with her, family members, peers, and co-stars.
Further specifics of the casting have yet to be announced, with the project still in the initial stages of production.
There is no network tied as of right now, but Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions will be partnering with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television, which also developed The Flight Attendant.
The immensely talented Day, who took her final breath in 2019 at the age of 97, was a remarkable actress, musician, and animal rights activist. It is currently vague as to which aspects of her career – spanning decades – would be the focal point of Cuoco’s new show.
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In a recent interview with Collider, Cuoco hinted that Cassie’s drinking habits will keep being the driving factor behind the story, after her decision to quit alcohol at the conclusion of the inaugural season.
She thinks this is going to be quick and easy, and ‘I’m nailing this’! And she’s going to learn really fast that this is a life-long issue that will not be cured for her overnight.
The 35-year-old added,
She always had the excuse of alcohol. So no matter what situation she gets in, it’s like, ‘I was drunk! I’m fun Cass!’ And she kind of gets away with it.