Kaley Cuoco Doesn’t Want To Return To Her Hit Series

Kaley Cuoco's star has never been brighter, but it sounds like she is not too interested in going back to her biggest success story.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is riding pretty high right now. She had a twelve-year run on the massively successful sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. She currently voices the titled character in the hit animated Harley Quinn show, which has been greenlit for a third season and is a beloved critical darling. She has also just been cast as Hollywood legend Doris Day in an upcoming biopic, and she just significantly expanded her overall deal with HBO, locking in her star status there. However, according to Kaley Cuoco, she is not too interested in returning to her most high-profile and acclaimed project, the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. 

In an interview with People, Kaley Cuoco revealed that there are no current plans to move forward with a third season of the show. This is a bit surprising, considering that season two of The Flight Attendant rocketed up to be the single most-streamed show in the United States last month; the popularity of a streaming show is an increasingly crucial component for longevity. With Warner Bros.’ HBO Max, Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, and many others (sorry, Paramount+) vying for dominance in the ever more important streaming market, an incredibly popular show deciding to just call it a day is a bit unusual. 

According to Kaley Cuoco, while there is interest in a third season of her hit series, for her “the plane has landed,” which, good work on the metaphors, Ms. Cuoco. She also feels the second season of the show did a good job in closing out the story and wrapping up the narrative, there is always the chance to go back if the quality is good enough. It truly does not sound like Kaley Cuoco has any desire to return to The Flight Attendant, but to be fair, the second season did just end and it sounds like she has a lot of irons in the fire. After being locked into a role for twelve seasons like on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco is probably fairly cautious about remaining on a project indefinitely. 

The Flight Attendant premiered on HBO Max in 2020 and starred Kaley Cuoco in the title role, as Cassie Bowden, a self-destructive, alcoholic airline employee who wakes up in Bangkok next to the corpse of a one-night stand (don’t worry, it’s kind of a comedy). The second season saw Kaley Cuoco working on sobriety and acting as a field asset for the CIA and once again encountering gruesome corpses she has some mysterious connection with. 

Kaley Cuoco leads The Flight Attendant, which also has a solid supporting cast including legendary actor Rosie Perez (who had to be begged to join), Girls’ Zosia Mamet, and Michiel Huisman as a corpse. Things sound pretty up in the air for Kaley Cuoco’s involvement in the future, but it sounds like things are pretty settled for now. Of course, we could always get some kind of spin-off program starring the rest of the cast, so keep an eye out for The Flight Attendant: Jetlag Nights.