Even with CBS' The Big Bang Theory having just started its eleventh season and at least two more seasons still to come, star Kaley Cuoco (Penny) is branching out. Her recently launched Yes, Norman Productions has entered into an exclusive multi-year production deal with Warner Bros. TV. Cuoco's production company will be able to develop original television projects for broadcast, cable, SVOD and digital platforms via WBTV, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation and WBTVG's digital venture Blue Ribbon Content.
Cuoco is wasting no time getting started, optioning the series rights to the upcoming novel from Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant. Set to be published in March 2018, book publisher Doubleday describes the book as:
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police–she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home–Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
Cuoco would star in an executive produce the limited series adaptation, who became a fan of the novel after an early reading:
"I read The Flight Attendant and was hooked immediately! Warner Bros. Television is my extended family and I'm so excited to work together and bring this amazing book to life with them."
Cuoco's Yes, Norman Productions follows her Big Bang stars Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, who also secured production deals with Warner Bros. TV through their work on the hit series.