Kaley Cuoco rose to prominence in recent years in the role of Penny on The Big Bang Theory, which ran from 2007 to 2019 and saw the actress appear in 279 episodes. She was certainly no newcomer to Hollywood however, with acting credits dating back as 1992 under her belt. She certainly earned her stripes by the time 2007 had rolled around, and it paid off big time for the actress. She even has a new series already out, The Flight Attendant, that garnered Cuoco her first ever Golden Globe nomination, but she does not appear to be letting her foot off the gas. Next up, Cuoco will be teaming up with Warner Brothers to star as legendary actress Doris Day in a new limited series.
While today’s generation may not be as familiar with the work of Doris Day, her name is cemented in Hollywood history through her work in musical theatre in the mid-20th century. Her name and face are synonymous with classic Americana after having enjoyed two straight decades in the limelight. Everything that glitters is sure to fade however and Day would be forced to weather a storm she didn’t create, making her story uniquely interesting. The upcoming series will be based upon A.E. Hotchner’s 1976 book Doris Day: Her Own Story which uncovered many of the evils the actress was victim to in Hollywood and has been lauded for the way in which it brings the injustices Day faced to light. Many women like Cuoco owe their career, at least in part, to the likes of women like Doris Day who paved the way for them.
Cuoco is seemingly aware of this importance as the upcoming series is being produced by her very own production company, Yes, Norman Productions. The series remains in the early stages of production but it had been previously reported that Cuoco was eager to secure this project, and it appears she got what she wanted. Fresh on the heels of the success of The Flight Attendant, Cuoco is going to pursue her passion project while also doing justice to the story of a Hollywood icon. Her company will produce the upcoming series alongside Warner Brothers and Berlanti Productions.