The Flight Attendant is getting a new co-pilot for its second season.
Natalie Chaidez is boarding the HBO Max series as co-showrunner alongside creator Steve Yockey. The former Queen of the South showrunner will step in for Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin, who have departed after serving as co-showrunners on season one.
Based on a novel by Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant stars Kaley Cuoco as the title character, who in the first season tries to unravel how she woke up in a Bangkok hotel next to a dead man.
The show was initially billed as a limited series, but after strong reviews and what HBO Max says was its best original series launch to date, the streamer picked up a second season. Cuoco, who’s also an executive producer, said before the launch that she’d be game to continue the story.
In addition to USA Network’s Queen of the South, Chaidez’s writing and producing credits include Syfy’s Hunters (which she created) and 12 Monkeys, USA’s In Plain Sight and Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and New York Undercover. She is repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion.
Warner Bros. TV produces The Flight Attendant with Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions and Berlanti Productions. Chaidez, Yockey and Cuoco executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Yes, Norman’s Suzanne McCormick is co-EP.