Everything We Know About 'The Flight Attendant' Season 2

Kaley Cuoco's hit HBO Max series is officially coming back.


HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant wrapped up its surprisingly strong first season in December 2020 pretty neatly. Sure, Rosie Perez’s inadvertent North Korean spy Megan is absconding to somewhere in Italy, and Michelle Gomez’s Miranda has made off with a whole lot of cash, but the finale basically completes the story of Kaley Cuoco’s Cassie Bowden and the murder mystery surrounding her Bangkok one-night-stand Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman). Still, is there more to come? Here’s what we know so far.

Has The Flight Attendant been renewed for Season 2 yet?

Yes! Despite having been initially promoted and conceived of as a limited, self-contained season, HBO Max pulled a Big Little Lies on us a day after the release of the finale that it had ordered a second installment of the Golden Globe-nominated series. Cuoco had previously told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she wanted to do another season, and the show became been a bona fide hit for HBO Max, the fledgling streaming service in need of some original hits to pair with its massive library full of Warner Bros.-owned movies and shows.

“We are delighted that the show has resonated so strongly with audiences and critics,” said HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys in a press release announcing the renewal. “We congratulate Kaley, Steve, Greg and Sarah, along with the rest of the incredibly talented cast, executive producers and our partners at Warner Bros. Television on all the success of the first season. I look forward to seeing where Cassie will go next.”


What will Season 2 be about?

It’s unclear, but showrunner Steve Yockey told us, before the show was officially renewed, that he didn’t want to get too deep into speculation, but did offer that he imagines Season 2 would involve a “new adventure for Cassie, but we would see old friends.” In the last moments of the episode, Cassie has possibly been recruited by the CIA, thanks to her flight attendant pal Shane (Griffin Matthews), who also happens to be an undercover agent. Plenty of fodder there-imagine Cassie, trying to stay sober, spying on people. Fun!

What Yockey is implying is that you shouldn’t expect a straight continuation of the murder plot involving Alex and the mysterious Lionfish corporation. That said: There are plenty of surviving Season 1 characters who could cause more chaos for Cassie. She and Shane didn’t kill crazy assassin Buckley/Felix (Colin Woodell), for one thing, and Miranda is off running around with tons of money.

What cast members are coming back for Season 2?

Cuoco, who is an executive producer on the show as well as its lead, is on board. Yockey, who is also set to return, according the press release announcing the renewal, also mentioned in our interview with him that he would be remiss if a potential Season 2 didn’t involve Rosie Perez as Megan, whose story ends with a lot left up in the air. Where is Megan going? How is she going to get out of the pickle she got herself into by stealing secrets off her husband’s computer and giving them to North Korean spies? We need to know.

As for the rest of the Season 1 cast: Well, perhaps Matthews’ Shane becomes Cassie’s CIA handler, and it definitely wouldn’t be the same show without Cassie’s pal Annie (Zosia Mamet) in the mix. Yockey has implied in an interview with TV Line that Huisman will not be back as Alex, but that Cassie’s “mind palace” will be. Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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