The Flight Attendant’s UK release date confirmed: Cast and trailer for Kaley Cuoco thriller

HBO Max's new series promises to be a bumpy ride.

Kaley Cuoco

The sky’s the limit for Kaley Cuoco’s Golden Globes-nominated black comedy series The Flight Attendant, which now (finally!) has a confirmed UK airdate.

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Across the pond in the US (where the series aired in November), the series has picked up two Golden Globe nominations, including a nod for Cuoco in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series category.

On Instagram, The Big Bang Theory actress posted an emotional reaction video to the nomination – a reaction partly explained by the fact that she originally thought fans might “hate” the series.

“All that went through my mind for the past three-and-a-half years since I optioned this book is, ‘Oh my God, am I making a mistake?'” she told TV Line.

“‘Are people going to hate this? Are they going to love it? Oh God, this is so bad, what am I doing? Why am I doing this?'”

However, it seems that fans and critics alike have responded positively – and as of December 2020 the show has now been picked up for a second season.

The series synopsis reveals that a drunken one night stand goes tragically wrong, and our heroine is subsequently caught in a web of subterfuge and murder.

Cuoco plays Cassie Bowden, the titular flight attendant who wakes up one morning, hungover – and unable to figure out whether or not she has just committed the murder the night before, leaving her life and reputation (ahem) up in the air.

The official trailer for the thriller was released back in October, with a US release date set for just over a month later. In the trailer, Cassie is seen flirting with a handsome plane passenger before waking up in a swanky hotel room with blood all over her hands.

Here’s everything you need to know abut The Flight Attendant.

When is The Flight Attendant released?

The series premiered on HBO Max on 26th November 2020 for US subscribers. The series airs in 2021 for UK viewers.

The series was previously delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in March. Production closed, before filming resumed in August.

Will The Flight Attendant be available on TV in the UK?

The series is set to air from 19th March 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV.

HBO Max in the UK isn’t currently available because its parent company HBO has a first-look option deal with Sky.

The Flight Attendant cast

Kaley Cuoco, best known for playing aspiring actress Penny in the long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory, leads The Flight Attendant cast as the titular flight attendant, Cassie Bowden. She’s also an executive producer on the show.

Rosie Perez (Do The Right Thing) plays Cassie’s worried colleague, Megan Briscoe, while Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones) plays Alexander “Alex” Sokolov, the plane passenger Cassie goes on a spontaneous date with.

Also starring are Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Miranda, a businesswoman “with anger-management issues”; Colin Woodell (Masters of Sex) as Buckley; and Girls star Zosia Mamet as Ani Mouradian, Cassie’s friend.

The Flight Attendant plot

Based on Chris Bohjalian’s novel, The Flight Attendant follows Cassie, a flight attendant who enjoys a flirtation with a passenger, Alex, before agreeing to go on a date with him in Bangkok.

The pair go back to his hotel – but when Cassie wakes up, she finds Alex dead and her hand covered in blood. Hungover, and unable to remember the full events of the previous evening, she cleans the hotel room and hides any evidence in case she did the unthinkable…

However, when Alex’s death is alerted to the authorities, Cassie will need to get her story straight – and fast.

The Flight Attendant trailer

You can watch the HBO Max trailer for The Flight Attendant here.

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Want more show content? Read our The Flight Attendant review or The Flight Attendant ending explainer. You can also visit our TV Guide to see what’s on tonight, or check out our guide to new TV shows 2020 to find out what’s airing this autumn and beyond.