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‘The Flight Attendant’ Star Kaley Cuoco is Set to Play Legendary Doris Day in New Limited Series

'The Flight Attendant' Star Kaley Cuoco is Set to Play Legendary Doris Day in New Limited Series

‘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.

The Big Bang Theory actress is currently working on her lead role in a new limited series about legendary actress and singer, Doris Day.

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.

As for the latest HBO Max series, the actress will be reprising her role as the distressed Cassie Bowden for season 2.

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 said,

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.

The Flight Attendant season one is streaming on HBO Max.

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Last modified: March 13, 2021