Kaley Cuoco, the star of the hit series “The Big Bang Theory” will star and produce in the limited series adaptation of the bestselling Armenian-American author Chirs Bohjalian upcoming novel The Flight Attendant.
“I read The Flight Attendant and was hooked immediately,” Cuoco told Deadline.com. “Warner Bros. Television is my extended family and I’m so excited to work together and bring this amazing book to life with them.”
Bohjalian’s newest novel is due to be published in March 2018.
Cuoco recently started a production company, named Norman Productions, which signed an exclusive multi-year pod deal with Warner Bros. Television, which also produces the multi-award-winning CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”
“Color me grateful.” Bohjalian wrote on his Twitter concerning the news. He also added that he is thrilled about the project and can’t imagine a better actress for the Flight Attendant than Kaley Cuoco.
Bohjalian has 19 already published books, including New York Times bestsellers like The Sandcastle Girls, The Night Strangers, Skeletons at the Feast, and The Double Bind. His novel Midwives was a number one New York TIme Bestseller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His books have been translated into over 25 languages, and he has had 3 books turned into movies. Bohjalian’s newest book was released January 2017, titled The Sleepwalker.
Bohjalian also shared some details on his upcoming novel while speaking to Armenian Weekly earlier this year. “The next book I’m writing is a hot-mess, alcoholic of a flight attendant for a U.S.-based carrier, who picks up the passenger at 2C between Charles de Gaulle and Dubai and wakes the next morning in bed with him in his hotel suite and someone has cut his throat and he’s dead,” he said. “She puts the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door and gets on her flight to Charles de Gaulle and back to JFK, but quickly discovers that you can’t ever escape from a body you leave behind. Her lawyer is named Ani Mouradian.”