The Flight Attendant is a series where things are not always as they seem. In season two, although a lot has changed, that remains the same. First of all Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) is now nearly a year sober. Oh yeah, and she is working with the CIA. Her flight attendant co-worker and friend Megan (Rosie Perez) is on the run trying to clear her family name. Just typical days in the lives of flight attendants, I guess. As for her best friend Ani (Zosia Mamet) and her boyfriend Max (Deniz Akdeniz) they’re engaged… or are they.
Season two starts with a bang (literally). As expected it is full of intrigue, mystery, and humor but surprises viewers by stirring in a surprising amount of heart into this thrill cocktail. Awards Radar’s review of the new season said, “Make sure your seat belts are fastened, your tray tables are stowed away and your seats backs are in an upright and locked position, The Flight Attendant season 2 is ready for take off and you’re going to want to be on this flight.”
We spoke with several members of the returning cast, including Griffin Mathews (who plays Cassie’s co-worker with a secret, Shane) as well as Mae Martin, who is new to the cast. Martin plays Grace, a flight attendant who may or may not have more going on besides working the friendly skies.
During my interview Perez spoke about why she feels the show is so addictive, “I think it’s the high pace aspect of it of the comedic thriller. But most importantly, I think it’s the lady at the helm. I think that Kaley Cuoco has pulled off an amazing feat. You know, she carries the majority of this show, and she does it well.”
The show is also very “multi-layered,” says Mamet. “It’s a murder mystery espionage international heist show. And it’s also a really down to earth character driven show that’s really dark and really funny.” That’s a lot to offer from one series and they do so without much turbulence.
Be sure to watch both interviews (below). We discuss an array of fun topics: Cassie and Ani’s friendship, keeping the show’s secrets, why their characters are all drawn to Cassie’s chaos, and much more. Season two of The Flight Attendant premiered on HBO Max on April 21st with two episodes to be followed by a new episode each Thursday.