Kaley Cuoco fans rejoice as The Flight Attendant drops premiere a week early – but there’s a catch

CHRISTMAS has come early for Kaley Cuoco fans as her highly anticipated series The Flight Attendant premieres a week early.

The Big Bang Theory star's first major standalone project was supposed to drop next week (November 26) on HBO Max.

But the streaming giant is keen to get lots of eyes on it as one of its flagship titles, so it premiered the series early and for free.

There is a catch though.

The series is only available to new subscribers in the US alone, because HBO Max is not yet available in the UK.

Existing HBO subscribers will also not be able to watch the series' pilot episode.

Other creative ways HBO has come up with to push the series including airing it over Thanksgiving weekend via more traditional methods.

The Flight Attendant will go up on HBO, On Demand and "select partners’ streaming platforms" on Friday November 27 and then on TBS on Sunday November 29, according to Deadline.

The two new episodes will premiere on December 3 and December 10 .

The season finale will drop on December 17.

Cuoco, 34, plays the lead in the series based on the popular book by Chris Bohjalian.

The plot sees flight attendant and party girl Cassie’s life turned upside down when she wakes up next to a dead body. 

The first trailer shows how Cassie meets the sophisticated Alex, who'll go on to be the dead body played by Game of Thrones' Michael Huisman.

He is a passenger on a plane she is working on and the pair enjoy a sexy romp on the plane before continuing their affair on the ground.

They go on a decadent boat trip and have dinner together before heading back to Alex's hotel room for some nighttime adult activities.

But things take a turn when Cassie wakes up in the morning to find blood on her arm and Alex's bloodied body in bed.

The trailer cuts to Cassie in a FBI interrogation room where she tells investigators Alex was "so alive" when she left him.


Things spiral out of control from that point for Cassie who only has "flickers" of memories of the night with Alex and feels "feel like I'm losing my mind".

Cassie tells the FBI she's "a crazy drunk flight attendant, not a killer".

The eight-part series Girls' Zasia Mamet, Doctor Who's Michelle Gomez and Birds of Prey actress Rosie Perez.

Last month, Cuoco revealed the show is on track for a November release date following the delays to filming caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to US Weekly about the project, Kaley said: “When I read the book description, I got a chill down my arms. It felt like a good mix of drama and dark comedy. Plus, a complicated female character is a dream role.

“I love making people laugh, but it’s been an incredible experience working my dramatic muscles. 

“This cast is so experienced and has surrounded me with so much support. They make me feel like I can do anything.”

The Flight Attendant will air on HBO Max in the US, with a UK release to be confirmed.

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