The stewardess debuted on HBO Max late last year, and the animated comedy-drama quickly became an award-winning fan favorite. Despite the final end of the source material, the book of the same name by Chris Bohjalian, the series was quickly renewed for a second season, and viewers were curious to see what that would entail. On Tuesday, it was announced that the series is adding nine new cast members, including Cheryl Hines (Calm your enthusiasm) and Margaret Cho (Good on paper). Hines and Cho are both expected to breed, with Hines as Dot Karlson and Cho as Utada. Other new recurring cast members will include Mae Martin (Feel good), Jessie Ennis (Mythic Quest), Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (The extent). Moe McRae (Rebel), Callie Hernandez (Soundtrack) and JJ Soria (Gentefed) will join as series regulars.

McRae will play Benjamin Berry, a career CIA officer who may have a bad habit of getting too involved in his assets. Hernandez will play Gabrielle Diaz, an angry, calculating bounty hunter whose impulse control issues often hamper her job. Soria will play Esteban Diaz, Gabrielle’s partner and lover who tries to keep a cool head and stay focused on her job, but who is often as passionate as his girlfriend. Ennis will play Jenny, Martin will play Grace St. James, Cabrera will play Marco and Aghdashloo will play Brenda.

Season two of The stewardess finds Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas mission leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she finds herself embroiled in yet another international intrigue. Returning cast members include Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Deniz Akdeniz, and Rosie Perez.

“Kaley and I were talking about this the other day, we were just talking about the timing of the show,” Matthews said. in an interview last year. We were supposed to air in April, I believe, originally, and we were shut down due to COVID. So the fact that we have a show on the air that travels when we can’t travel and is an escape when we can’t escape, I think that has certainly helped us bring attention to the show. . “

“I get so many questions on my social media and in my DMs about people’s theories about who did it, and I kind of like the feeling that we’re all in a big game together,” Matthews continued. . “Right now we’re all looking for things to unite us, through the madness of 2020 and it seems to be doing it.”

Season 1 of The stewardess is now available to stream exclusively on HBO Max.

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