Kaley Cuoco in The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant season 2: the new trailer for the dark comedy thriller promises a rollercoaster drama and we finally have a confirmed release date

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The second season of HBO’s The Flight Attendant sees Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) embark on a new adventure and now, we have an exciting new trailer. Warning: season one spoilers ahead…

For a brief period of time in 2020, The Flight Attendant ruled every Zoom catch-up and WhatsApp group when it aired on Sky One

The Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series stars Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, the flight attendant in question, who is described as a “reckless alcoholic.” 

From the first episode, we were hooked so naturally, we await season two’s arrival with bated breath. Now, our excitement has notched up tenfold with the release of the brand new trailer.

In it, Cassie has morphed into a full-on spy alongside her regular flight attendant job. She’s juggling a new relationship, a new move and, it seems, a new bunch of twists and turns. She hilariously reveals her new pursuits to her friends in the trailer and it’s safe to say that they’re in disbelief.

But in her new life of espionage, she begins to see a woman that looks a lot like her. An eerie coincidence, perhaps? Cassie says: “I’m starting to think that someone is pretending to be me.” Could someone be out to frame her or is this simply a trick of the mind?

Watch the trailer for yourself here:

We also know that some pretty big plotlines are in store for the second instalment of the drama.

Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Catwoman) has been cast in the recurring role of Lisa Bowden , Cassie’s estranged mother who “would prefer to stay estranged,” according to Deadline. Eagle-eyed viewers of The Flight Attendant will remember that Cassie’s mum only made a brief appearance in a season one flashback but is now being given a fully fleshed out storyline.

As Deadline adds: “After a lifetime of dealing with Cassie’s alcoholism, she no longer has any patience or goodwill to spare.” We’re guessing it’ll be a fraught reunion but with the new inclusion of Stone in the series, we can almost guarantee a stellar performance.

Sharing the casting news on Instagram, Cuoco posted a picture of her and Stone alongside the caption: “Welp, I can finally share this news .. hi mom , I 💜 you 😍😍😍😍 @sharonstone seriously what life am I living?! @flightattendantonmax”

So what actually went down in season one? Well, in the first episode, Cassie goes on a date with one of her passengers – Alex (Michiel Huisman) – after meeting him on a flight and spends the night with him in his hotel in Bangkok.

The next morning, however, she wakes up with a steaming hangover to find Alex dead in the hotel room bed and no recollection of what happened.

Afraid to call the police, she cleans up the crime scene as best she can and heads back to her day job… but the FBI soon catches up with her.

By the final episode – SPOILER! – Cassie and the FBI learn that Alex was killed by Buckley (Colin Woodell), real name Felix, after he was sent to threaten Alex into giving him information about some shady dealings involving hidden money in his family business.

Meanwhile, Cassie’s colleague Shane (Griffin Matthews) is revealed to be – surprise! – working for the CIA, and the episode ends with him telling Cassie that the agency is interested in recruiting her for a human asset programme.

The Flight Attendant
The Flight Attendant: Shane (Griffin Matthews) and Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) attend Alex's funeral.

We’re left wondering if she’ll take them up on the offer, setting us up nicely for season 2. Here’s everything we know so far about that next series…

What’s the plot for The Flight Attendant season 2?

According to a release from HBO Max, season two finds Cassie “living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time.”

So that answers that question then.

“But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder,” the release continues, “she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.”

Cassie just can’t catch a break, eh? We’re all for having a side hustle but being a CIA asset is hardly the same as making candles. Let’s hope this entanglement doesn’t send her falling off the wagon…

Who is in the cast for The Flight Attendant season 2?

Cuoco and Matthews, as well as Zosia Mamet (Girls), Deniz Akdeniz (Tomorrow, When The War Began) and Rosie Perez (Do The Right Thing) will all return for the new series. 

As for new cast members, Sharon Stone is set to play Lisa Bowden, Cassie’s estranged mother but there’s also one particular announcement that has us feeling good…

In September 2021, it was revealed that stand-up star and Feel Good creator Mae Martin would be joining the show for season 2. 

According to HBO Max, they’ll be playing Grace St. James. While nothing else has been revealed about their character yet, a recent Instagram post from Cuoco during filming suggests that St. James is a flight attendant too (see photo six in the slideshow).

Saying that, Shane turned out to be a CIA agent so don’t let that waistcoat fool you. 

Also joining the season two cast are Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul), Margaret Cho (Good On Paper) and Callie Hernandez (La La Land).

HBO Max also announced that Mo McRae (Big Little Lies) will be playing “a career CIA officer who may have a bad habit of getting a little too involved with his assets.” Will one of those assets be Cassie? We can only assume a new potential love interest there.

Where and when can I watch The Flight Attendant season 2?

The Flight Attendant season 2 will available from 26 May on Sky Max and streaming service NOW with an Entertainment Membership.

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