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‘The Flight Attendant’ Adds Trio of Regulars to Season 2 Cast

A host of actors have booked tickets for The Flight Attendant‘s second season. Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez and J.J. Soria will be series regulars on the HBO Max comedic thriller, which is currently filming season two. Six actors — Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera and Shohreh Aghdashloo — will recur […]

From ‘Mare of Easttown’ to ’The Queen’s Gambit’: Books to Read Based on Emmy Nominees

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. As the best in television will be celebrated during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, readers may recognize some of the Emmy-nominated series are adapted from books including Shrill, Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, The Flight Attendant and The Undoing.  […]

Script to Scene: ‘Flight Attendant’ Creator Breaks Down the “Mind Palace” of Kaley Cuoco’s Character

In this scene from The Flight Attendant‘s first episode, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) returns to the scene of the crime at the center of the HBO Max comedy series’ murder-mystery plot: the Bangkok hotel suite where she discovers Alex (Michiel Huisman), who has been brutally killed at some point the night before, during Cassie’s alcohol-induced blackout. […]

‘The Flight Attendant’ Showrunner Maps Out Vision for HBO Max Series

A flight attendant named Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) spends a booze-fueled Bangkok evening with handsome stranger Alex Sokolof — and awakens the next morning in his bed to find that he has been brutally murdered. Since Cassie has no memory of the night’s events, she must put together the pieces herself before the authorities beat […]

‘The Flight Attendant’ Stars Kaley Cuoco and Rosie Perez on Finding Series’ Wacky Tone and What’s Next for Their Characters

Halfway between a black comedy and Hitchcockian psychodrama, HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant follows Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco), a fun-loving flight attendant whose life spirals out of control after she wakes up next to a dead man. It’s also a story about addiction, confronting the past and how friendships bend or break under pressure, as […]

Emmys: THR’s Chief TV Critic Makes a Case for Variety in New Acting Races

This is not the column where I tell you that the Primetime Emmys no longer reflect a changing TV landscape in which terms like “television,” “streaming” and “movies” have become so blurred that the only solution is an overhaul of a multitude of categories. It’s true, but there have to be limits. You must have […]

‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Lovecraft Country’ and ‘WandaVision’ Among Shows to Earn ReFrame Stamp

A record number of television shows have earned the ReFrame Stamp, a distinction doled out to productions that have achieved gender-balanced hiring. Among the newly stamped shows are Bridgerton, The Handmaid’s Tale, WandaVision, Lovecraft Country, The Flight Attendant, Hacks, Pose, Black-ish, PEN15, The Underground Railroad and I May Destroy You. The news was announced today by […]

In an Emmys First, Performers of Color Comprise at Least Half of Drama Lead Categories

As awards bodies continue to diversify their selections and there are fewer first-time breakthroughs to achieve, it becomes increasingly instructive to look at racial and ethnic diversity by percentage – not to mention more efficient, as nominees of color in each awards class nowadays routinely number in the double-digits. Overall, performers of color comprise 44 […]

Emmys 2021: Mj Rodriguez, Rosie Perez and More Historic Nominees

When the 73rd Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, Mj Rodriguez, Rosie Perez and several others were among the nominees making history. Mj Rodriguez’s nomination for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in Pose is the first time a trans woman has ever been nominated in the leading actress category while Rosie Perez is […]

“Whyyy Do I Do This?”: Kaley Cuoco, Jean Smart, Lena Waithe and the THR Comedy Actress Roundtable

At one point during The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Actress Roundtable, Hacks star Jean Smart paused the rollicking conversation to poll her peers, certain they were drawn to the profession for the same reason she was. “OK, raise your hand if you were a middle child,” she said. But, to her shock, no one did. […]

From ‘Bridgerton’ to ‘The Flight Attendant,’ 5 Writers Detail Book-to-Screen Adaptation Journeys

Bridgerton (Netflix)  Book: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn (Avon Books, 2000, 384 pages)  Translating a beloved book series to the screen is not for the fainthearted. “The books have such a rabid following — with that expectation comes pressure,” says Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen. It wasn’t just the distinctive Bridgerton […]

Zosia Mamet on How She and Kaley Cuoco Created a “Real Love Story” in ‘The Flight Attendant’

Zosia Mamet describes how she and co-star Kaley Cuoco created a bond on set to develop 'the real love story' of HBO Max's comic thriller The Flight Attendant

BY KIRSTEN CHUBA