Kaley Cuoco takes dramatic turn after ‘Big Bang Theory’

/ 08:50 PM July 02, 2019

Kaley Cuoco is making a big move after wrapping 12 seasons with “The Big Bang Theory”, with a new production deal and a pivot from comedy to drama.

Cuoco has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, the company said yesterday, July 1. The agreement keeps Cuoco in business with the studio that produced “The Big Bang Theory”, the CBS comedy in which Cuoco played Penny. It ended its hit run last May.


Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco, right, and Karl Cook arrive at the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar. Image: Inivision/Jordan Strauss via AP

In a statement, Cuoco said she was excited to continue an “incredibly collaborative and gratifying relationship” with Warner Bros., adding, “They’re stuck with me now!”

Financial terms of the deal were not announced.


Her first announced project is the hour-long series “The Flight Attendant”, a thriller based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. It will be made for the WarnerMedia streaming service set to launch for consumers in early 2020.

Under the deal, Cuoco and her production company will develop ideas for original TV projects through various Warner TV group divisions. The projects will be aimed at platforms including broadcast, cable and streaming, the company said.

A holding agreement for Cuoco’s acting services is part of the overall deal, with Warner developing new series with her in mind. The company and Cuoco signed a previous deal in 2017. RGA/JB


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