“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco has been making big plans since her hit CBS sitcom ended earlier this year.
The actress will star in “The Flight Attendant,” a thriller based on Chris Bohjalian’s best-selling novel about a woman who gets caught in a web of deceit after waking up in a Dubai hotel room next to a dead body — and not knowing how she got there. The one-hour drama will air on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service with playwright and TV writer Steve Yockey (The CW’s “Supernatural”) adapting the novel.
Cuoco and Yockey are both executive producing the project, along with uber-producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (The CW’s “Arrow” and “Riverdale”). Suzanne McCormack, who is the senior vice president of Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions, is co-executive producer.
This project is part of multi-faceted new overall deal with Cuoco that also includes a new pod deal for Yes, Norman, which allows the company to develop other original TV projects for broadcast, cable or streaming services associated with Warner Bros. Television. It also includes an additional talent holding provision for Cuoco’s future acting services (a potential example: her company has also acquired the rights to a psychological thriller called “Sick Girl,” which is based on the Rachel Hargrove novel).
“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,” Cuoco said in a statement provided to CNN, adding that “they’re stuck with me now!”
There will also soon be a chance to hear Cuoco, although not see her. She’s the titular voice of “Harley Quinn,” the upcoming adult half-hour animated series that will air on streaming service DC Universe — a project she, among others, executive producers.
Warner Bros. and CNN share parent company WarnerMedia, which is owned by AT&T.