Peacock has announced that The Big Bang Theory and The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco is set to lead the cast of Based on a True Story, a dark comedic thriller from Emmy-nominated writer and executive producer Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, Lost, Preacher).
Inspired “by a bizarre true event”, the series tells the story of “a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder and the slow close toilet seat.”
Cuoco is set to portray a married woman called Ava Bartlett, although further specifics are being kept under wraps.
Despite Cuoco’s casting in the new series – and the ongoing shake-up at Warner Bros. Discovery and HBO Max – it is being reported that a third season of The Flight Attendant is “likely” (as is a fourth season of the DC animated series Harley Quinn) and that her deal with Peacock has provisions in place should those also move ahead.