Read the script for the series premiere by Steve Yockey – Deadline


In a time when we were all locked in during the pandemic, it was fun to revel in a world of jet sets, high stakes and hijinks, and HBO’s freshman series Max. The stewardess delivered this and showed off a Kaley Cuoco we’ve never seen before, capable of playing different shades in spades.

While Flight attendant played as a James Bond girl in a reverse spy comedy series, it also dealt primarily with anxiety and the aftermath of alcoholism.

“In Case of an Emergency” written by creator Steve Yockey, is where Flight attendant take off. An adaptation of Chris Bohjalian’s novel, the series begins with Imperial Atlantic flight attendant Cassie Bowen, played by Cuoco, having a drink when she’s in the air but partying when she’s on the ground. She joins first class passenger Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman) en route to Bangkok. He is a mysterious and attractive guy. She’s going to have dinner with him. Then return to his hotel for an evening together. But when Cassie wakes up, Alex is lying next to her, her throat slit. But Cassie has passed out and can’t remember what led to this mess.

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Yockey detailed Cuoco’s knack for taking advantage of Cassie’s many aspects while filming “In Case of an Emergency.”

“There was this scripted breakdown that Cassie has in the hotel room in Korea when she gets drunk on her own and sort of really feels Alex’s expanse, the kind of what she saw that morning.” and the anxiety that surrounds it. Maybe it’s a description paragraph in the script. (Our director) Susanna Fogel said, “I’m just going to let you go to the hotel room,” because we shot in a real hotel room, not on the set, “and the only person that’s gonna be in there is our DP and a cameraman, and we’re just going to do it. ‘ And Kaley, for my money, blew the doors down. She really got to the heart of what this woman who has all these secrets and is now forced to carry another one, and is also drunk, and the kind of self-reflection imposed on you when your alcoholic Haze takes a turn, dives, and I thought she captured everything brilliantly, and honestly, I had no question whether Kaley could pull it off.

Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, TR Knight, Michelle Gomez, Griffin Matthews and Merle Dandridge also star in the series, which was renewed for a second season in December.

The stewardess is produced by Warner Bros Television, Berlanti Productions and Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions. Berlanti, Cuoco, Yockey and Sarah Schechter are the EPs, and Suzanne McCormack is co-EP. Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin were also EPs on “In Case of Emergency” with Jess Meyer a co-EP.

Here’s the script, the latest in Deadline’s It Starts On the Page series, highlighting the words that serve as the creative backbone of the ongoing TV awards season. These scripts are subject to review at this year’s Emmy Awards and were selected based on criteria that include rave reviews, selection from a wide range of networks and platforms, and a mix of established and lesser-known shows. .


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