HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant" isn't going to be grounded anytime soon.
The darkly comedic thriller, which stars Kaley Cuoco and has been an early critical and popular hit for HBO's young streaming service, received a Season 2 renewal Friday, one day after the finale of its inaugural, eight-episode season.
The first season, which was based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, followed free-spirited flight attendant Cassie Bowden (Cuoco) on a harrowing and hilarious adventure that starts after she wakes up next to her dead one-night stand (Michiel Huisman) during a Bangkok layover.
Season 1 covered the 2018 novel's story, while Season 2 will find Cassie in "a new adventure," HBO Max said in its renewal statement. Both Cuoco and Steve Yockey, who are both executive producers, told USA TODAY before the premiere that they had ideas for a second season, if the show were to be renewed.
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The first season "does come a little full circle at the end, but there are a lot of loose ends that we've left open in hopes that we can tell those stories for Season 2," Cuoco told USA TODAY in November. "Obviously the book is what inspired me to do the show, but if we do get a Season 2, we'll be able to kind of do whatever we want, really."
In addition to Cuoco and Huisman, whose dead character appeared very much alive in later scenes that played in Cassie's fertile mind, the Season 1 cast also features Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk. TV heavy-hitters Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers of the Warner Bros. TV production.
“We are delighted that the show has resonated so strongly with audiences and critics," said Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, in a statement. "I look forward to seeing where Cassie will go next.”
"The Flight Attendant" was HBO Max's top-ranked series during its first-season run.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kaley Cuoco's 'The Flight Attendant' renewed for Season 2 by HBO Max