HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant cast is headlined by seasoned actress Kaley Cuoco, and she’s surrounded by a handful of notable faces. Based on the 2018 novel by Chris Bohjalian, the thriller was developed by Steve Yockey and serves as the streamer’s third Max Original live-action series. The Flight Attendant, however, is the service’s first foray into dark comedy with a mysterious twist.
The Flight Attendant follows a woman who spends the night in a Bangkok hotel before waking up next to a dead body. Considering she can’t remember the chain of events, she struggles to clear herself as the murderer. Instead of getting help from the local police, she returns to her job as a flight attendant as if nothing ever happened until the FBI comes for answers.
Not only does Cuoco star as the central figure, but the actress is also an executive producer for the series. In total, The Flight Attendant consists of eight episodes, making for a quick and concise murder mystery miniseries.
Kaley Cuoco stars as the lead character, Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant who goes on a date in Bangkok only to wake up to his dead body the following morning. As a party girl, Cassie was highly intoxicated during the encounter, having no recollection of what transpired. Rather than alert the police, Cassie cleans the hotel room before heading back to New York. Cuoco is best known for playing Penny in all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, but she’s also known for roles in 8 Simple Rules, Charmed, and The Wedding Ringer.
Michiel Huisman appears opposite of Cuoco as Alex Sokolov, the first-class passenger that Cassie agrees to go on a date with during a stop in Bangkok. After a night of fun, Cassie wakes up to find Alex’s blood-soaked body with no idea what happened to him. She quickly leaves the country, but authorities eventually find his dead body. Huisman’s most notable role was playing Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones in addition to parts in Treme, Orphan Black, and The Haunting of Hill House.
Zosia Mamet portrays Annie Mouradian, the best friend of Cassie that works as an attorney. As the owner of a large law firm, Annie offers to help Cassie since she has experience with shady situations. Mamet would be best recognized for playing Shoshanna Shapiro in Girls as well as her work in Mad Men, United States of Tara, and Parenthood.
Rosie Perez plays Megan Briscoe, a fellow flight attendant and the co-worker of Cassie. Despite her worry for whatever mess Cassie seemingly got herself into, Megan has her own troublesome dealings to worry about. The acclaimed actress is best known for her work in Do the Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless, In Living Color, and more recently, the TV series Rise.
T.R. Knight as Davey Bowden: Cassie’s disapproving brother. Knight would be recognized for his past role as Dr. George O’Malley on Grey’s Anatomy.
Michelle Gomez as Miranda Croft: A businesswoman who has issues with anger management. Aside from playing Missy on Doctor Who, Gomez recently starred as Madam Satan on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Merle Dandridge as Kim Hammond: One of the FBI agents that interviews Cassie. Dandridge’s past work includes Sons of Anarchy, The Night Shift, and Greenleaf.
Nolan Gerard Funk as Van White: The second FBI agent that questions what happened to Alex. Funk would be known for his roles in Glee, Awkward, and Counterpart.
Colin Woodell as Buckley Ware: An actor and “whisky connoisseur” that Cassie is attracted to. Woodell’s most notable work came in The Purge, The Originals, Designated Survivor, and Masters of Sex.
Bebe Neuwirth as Diana Carlisle: A senior partner that works at Annie’s law firm. Neuwirth would be known for her roles in Cheers, Frasier, Madam Secretary, and the Jumanji movie franchise.