The Fate of Kaley Cuoco’s The Flight Attendant Season 3 Revealed

Is The Flight Attendant getting a season three? Unfortunately, Kaley Cuoco's HBO thriller series just got some disappointing news.

By Leah Degrazia Jan 20, 2024 2:49 AMTags
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Kaley Cuoco's The Flight Attendant won't be taking off this time around. 

The acclaimed HBO series, which starred Cuoco as flight attendant Cassie Bowden, has been canceled after two seasons.

"What started out as an attention-grabbing book cover quickly evolved into an extraordinary flight of a lifetime," Cuoco said of the show's ending in a statement to E! News Jan. 19. "I always envisioned TFA as a limited series and thanks to an incredible creative team, we were able to deliver two thrilling seasons.

Of course, hanging up her Imperial Atlantic uniform will be bittersweet.

"Personally, playing Cassie has been a dream come true," she noted, "and I am so grateful for everyone who played a part in bringing this extremely original series to life."

The comedy-thriller's creator, Steve Yockey, reflected on the show's legacy in his own statement. "The Flight Attendant was a true passion project and the reception from viewers and critics alike was pretty stunning," the screenwriter said. "Our unorthodox spectacle of a show really found people."

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Yockey concluded his note by assuring fans that the TV drama won't be forgotten, saying, "As we all move on to new projects, those two seasons of television and the incredible team of professionals behind them will always stay at the top of my list."

Based on the 2018 Chris Bohjalian novel of the same name, The Flight Attendant premiered in 2019 and marked Cuoco's first major TV credit since The Big Bang Theory went out with a, er, bang that same year after a whopping 12 seasons. The role went on to earn the 38-year-old three Emmy nods and two Golden Globe nominations. 

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Playing such a dark role in The Flight Attendant wasn't always easy for Cuoco, who especially struggled with the character while going through her 2022 divorce from equestrian Karl Cook during the shooting of season two.

"It was one of the hardest years of my life," Cuoco told Variety in August 2022. "Not only personally, but doing this character that was so tormented... I developed a stress rash that ran all the way down my body for three straight months that wouldn't go away. I literally, like, had fire on my leg for three months. I could barely walk."

Thankfully, the cast and on-set crew all rallied around the actress. "One month in, I had an intervention on myself in my trailer—all my producers were in there," Cuoco recalled. "And I said, 'I need help.' It was interesting to say that out loud. And to have everyone be like, 'Yes, we want to help!'"

Worried some of your other favorite shows won't be coming back this year? Keep reading for all the latest TV show cancellations and renewals.  

Ending: The Flight Attendant

Star Kaley Cuoco confirmed the HBO show will not be getting a season three. "Personally, playing Cassie has been a dream come true," she said in a Jan. 19 statement, "and I am so grateful for everyone who played a part in bringing this extremely original series to life."

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Renewed: Found

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Renewed: The Irrational

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Ending: Blue Bloods

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Renewed: Unstable

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Ending: Young Sheldon

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Renewed: Welcome to Wrexham

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Renewed: That's My Jam

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Renewed: Based on a True Story

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Cancelled: iCarly

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Renewed: Only Murders in the Building

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Cancelled: Home Economics 

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Cancelled: The Wonder Years

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Cancelled: How I Met Your Father

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Cancelled: The Great

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Cancelled: All Rise

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Both RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars are returning for seasons 16 and nine respectively.

Renewed: The Kardashians

The Hulu docu-series returns for season four Sept. 28.

Renewed: THe Flipping El Moussas

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae El Moussa's HGTV docu-series has been renewed for a second season.

Renewed: And Just Like That

Max announced the Sex and the City revival will be back for season three next year.

Renewed: Daryl Dixon

The Walking Dead spinoff is returning for season two, AMC announced at Comic-Con 2023.

Renewed: Dead City

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Ending: Physical

Rose Byrne's dark comedy returns to Apple TV+ for its third and final season Aug. 2.

Renewed: American Idol

Katy PerryLuke Bryan and Lionel Richie will all be returning as judges for the ABC singing competition's upcoming 22nd season.

Renewed: Summer House: Martha's Vineyard

Bravo's Summer House spinoff Martha's Vineyard, featuring an all-Black cast of friends, has been renewed for season two.

Cancelled: A Black Lady Sketch Show

HBO's Emmy-winning comedy series—created, written and starring Robin Thede—will end with its fourth season later this year.

Ending: Sex Education

Netflix's coming-of-age comedy returns for its fourth and finale season Sept. 21.

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