According to Deadline, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone has officially signed on for a recurring role opposite Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max’s upcoming second season of The Flight Attendant. The acclaimed comedy-drama thriller is currently filming Season 2 in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Reykjavik.
Stone is set to portray the role of Cassie’s estranged mother Cassie, who after a lifetime of dealing with Cassie’s alcoholism, no longer has any patience or goodwill to spare. She will be joining previously announced new cast members including Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez, and JJ Soria.
Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant is a dark comedic thriller that begins when a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened.
The series currently stars Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, Harley Quinn), Rosie Perez (Birds of Prey), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Zosia Mamet (Girls), Deniz Akdeniz, Griffin Matthews, Yasha Jackson, and Audrey Grace Marshall.
“Season 2 will find Kaley Cuoco’s Cassie living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time,” reads the official logline. “But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.”
The Flight Attendant is created and executive produced by Steve Yockey. It is also executive produced by Cuoco, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Meredith Lavander, Marcie Ulin, and Susanna Fogel.
Earlier this year, the series was able to score its first major Golden Globe nominations including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for Cuoco’s acclaimed performance in the first season. The first season also nabbed eight Emmy nominations including Outstanding Supporting Actress for Rosie Perez as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.