Don’t hold your breath for a third season of The Flight Attendant on HBO. The first two seasons of the series featured The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco in an acclaimed performance as the titular flight attendant, Cassie Bowden. Seasons 1 and 2, which culminated with the season 2 finale on May 26, have both garnered critical praise, and some viewers may be hoping that more story will be told with a potential third season.
As of now, there are no official plans at HBO to develop The Flight Attendant season 3. In a new interview with People, Cuoco explains that it’s still unclear if the show will continue on the cabler, but odds are that it probably won’t happen. Cuoco says there is “interest” in a possible renewal, but she also feels that the season 2 finale would serve as a great way to cap off the series, and she’d be happy to wrap things up as they are and move on to the next project.
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“Now, I’m like, ‘Well, we did two. We should probably be done.’ And I think I’ve been outnumbered with that thought. There’s definitely interest in doing a third season. I think for me, at this moment, the plane has landed.”
Cuoco hasn’t totally written off the idea of returning as Cassie Bowden for season 3. However, she wants to take a break from the series before getting on board that plane once again. Not only would she need to feel the same excitement she felt for seasons 1 and 2, Cuoco says the fans would need to also be clamoring for it to happen.
“I think I need a minute. I just kind of feel like we just ended. Some of my favorite shows on TV take some time to come back, and then I get very excited about a new season. I want to make sure that the fans are excited and that we’re not pushing it too hard. I mean, we’ve done so much this season. Even in the eight episodes, we’ve done so much story that I’m thinking, Well, what could we do next? So it’s going to take a lot of thought to make sure if we go back that it’s better than the last two, which is very hard to do.”
If Season 3 Happens, Where Will It Go?
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Clearly, Kaley Cuoco is not in a rush to do another season of The Flight Attendant. But if the series gets renewed, Cuoco would ideally like to see the new episodes explore more of Cassie’s sobriety journey.
“That is what her life is truly about and those are her struggles, but I don’t know. I think it’s going to take us a minute to figure out what that would look like. And also, because our show is international, where would we go? It’s all about the travel on this show, which makes it so special.”
At the end of the day, however, Cuoco would be very happy with season 2 serving as the end of the series, even if she’s leaving the door open for a potential return.
“I think the writers and the team did a really beautiful job in tying it up in a pretty bow,” she concludes. “But if you had to open the bow, it would be okay.”
You can stream The Flight Attendant on HBO Max.