Kaley Cuoco, star of HBO Max’s breakout hit “The Flight Attendant” and “Harley Quinn,” is extending her long-standing creative partnership with Warner Bros. Television Group with an expansive and exclusive new multiyear pact with her banner, Yes, Norman Productions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Under the terms of the deal, Cuoco and her team, led by exec VP Suzanne McCormack, will continue to develop original programming for all of WarnerMedia’s platforms, streaming services, and cable and broadcast networks.
“Warner Bros. has been my home away from home for as long as I can remember which makes this partnership so special on every level. I look forward to much-continued success with my extended family!!!!!,” Cuoco said in a statement. Cuoco’s relationship with Warner Bros. dates back to 2007 — the debut of “The Big Bang Theory.” The hit comedy ran for 12 seasons and 279 episodes, making it the longest-running multi-cam sitcom in TV history.
This is Cuoco’s third overall agreement with Warner Bros. Television Group. In 2017, she formed Yes, Norman Productions and signed her first deal with the studio to develop “The Flight Attendant,” and followed that with a new pact in 2019. She not only starred in, but also developed and executive produced the dramedy based on Chris Bohjalian’s 2018 novel of the same name. It premiered on HBO Max on Thanksgiving 2020 and delivered the strongest launch for an original series on HBO Max, per the streamer. The show has been renewed for Season 2.
Cuoco received multiple nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards for her work on “The Flight Attendant.” She was also nominated for a Producers Guild Award. The show has received noms from the Directors Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Art Directors Guild Awards and the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards.
Cuoco recently landed the rights to “Doris Day: Her Own Story,” based on the legendary actress and singer’s official autobiography by A.E. Hotchner. The project is currently in development, with Cuoco slated to star. Cuoco and her banner also acquired the rights to “A Season With Mom” by author Katie Russell Newland.
Cuoco is repped by SDB Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.