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'The Flight Attendant' Season 2 Trailer Forces Cassie to Confront Herself

As if sobriety and possibly being framed for murder isn't tough enough, the mind palace isn't even a fully safe place for Cassie this time.

Danielle Turchiano
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Kaley Cuoco in 'The Flight Attendant'

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It's multiple the Kaley Cuocos for maximum mind palace fun in Season 2 of The Flight Attendant, for which HBO Max just released a full-length trailer.

In Season 2 of the Emmy-winning series, which premieres with its first two episodes on April 21, Cassie Bowden (Cuoco) is living in Los Angeles and still working as a flight attendant while also moonlighting for the CIA. The story comes from the show's writers and producers, expanded from the original Season 1 adaptation of Chris Bohjalian's 2018 novel of the same title. But although Cassie says she is making better choices by being sober, she does not appear to be fully abiding by AA rules. Namely, she is making big life changes, including getting into a new relationship, early on in her sobriety.

That is only one piece of the complicated puzzle that is her life, though. After taking a job in Berlin, she not only witnesses a murder, but she also encounters someone who looks a lot like her — to the point where it appears someone is trying to frame her for the crime.

In the spirit of AA, she doesn't keep her new life a secret from everyone, confiding in her best friend Annie (Zosia Mamet) and Annie's boyfriend Max (Deniz Akdeniz). But not even having them in her corner can keep her from freaking out from time to time.

"I'm one tiny accident away from a complete collapse," Cassie says in the trailer, which you can watch below.

Her raw emotional state will see her having to confront herself in her mind palace — the mental location where she worked out the Season 1 crime with her murdered one-night stand (Michiel Huisman). In Season 2 he may be gone since she has closure from that experience, but the mind palace is not. The narrative device continues to help Cassie work through her new drama and trauma, and this time she has multiple versions of herself there to guide (or perhaps hinder?) her.

"What'd you think, you were going to find some hot, dead guy in here again?" one Cassie asks the real Cassie in the mind palace.

In addition to that version, who wears a sparkly party dress, there is also a "black hole of joy" version of Cassie in there, as well as a version of Cassie "if [she] made better choices."

But it's not just Cassie with a dangerous journey in Season 2. "The North Koreans have a bounty on my head. Who would've thought? Me, a prize," Megan (Rosie Perez) tells Cassie.

The Flight Attendant Season 2 is set in, and was filmed in, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Reykjavik. The season also stars Griffin Matthews, Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez, and JJ Soria, with returning Season 1 guest stars Knight, Yasha Jackson, and Audrey Grace Marshall, and new guest stars Alanna Ubach, Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera, Sharon Stone, and Shohreh Aghdashloo.

Steve Yockey and Natalie Chaidez serve as showrunners, with Greg Berlanti, Cuoco, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Suzanne McCormack, and Silver Tree also executive producing. Jess Meyer serves as co-executive producer, and Bonnie Munoz serves as producer. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Yes, Norman Productions, and Berlanti Productions.

Season 1 of The Flight Attendant received a 78 Metascore. Season 2 episodes will release weekly on Thursdays after its two-episode premiere and two more episodes on April 28, up to and including its finale on May 26.