Kaley Cuoco to play legendary actress Doris Day in upcoming limited series

Kaley Cuoco is shedding her Big Bang Theory persona and stepping into her own as a critically acclaimed star of the small screen.

The 35-year-old award-winner will play screen icon Doris Day in an upcoming limited series in development at Warner Bros. television, according to a new Deadline report on Friday.

Cuoco received critical acclaim for her most recent starring role in HBOMax’s The Flight Attendant, which she also developed and produced, and will work with the same production team on the Doris Day project.

Legendary: Kaley Cuoco, 35, will play screen icon Doris Day in an upcoming limited series in development at Warner Bros. television, according to a new Deadline report on Friday

Legendary: Kaley Cuoco, 35, will play screen icon Doris Day in an upcoming limited series in development at Warner Bros. television, according to a new Deadline report on Friday

The actress’ company Yes, Norman Productions is re-teaming with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television on an adaptation of the Doris Day biography penned by A.E. Hotchner titled Doris Day: Her Own Story. 

At the moment no network is attached to the series, Deadline reported. It stands to reason, however, that the limited series could find a home on HBOMax since the streaming platform staked claim to Cuoco’s The Flight Attendant as well as her upcoming adult animated series Harley Quinn.

Hotchner’s book, which was written back in the 70’s about the actresses life, serves as the source material for the Doris Day project. 

Officially sanctioned by Day herself, the star sat with the author for a series of interviews that we used to pen the finished product. 

On screen: The limited series is based on the official Doris Day biography penned by A.E. Hotchner titled Doris Day: Her Own Story and currently has no network attached

On screen: The limited series is based on the official Doris Day biography penned by A.E. Hotchner titled Doris Day: Her Own Story and currently has no network attached

Proven success: The actress' company, Yes, Norman Productions, will team up again with the producers behind The Flight Attendant for the upcoming project

Proven success: The actress’ company, Yes, Norman Productions, will team up again with the producers behind The Flight Attendant for the upcoming project

Doris Day, born Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff, rose to fame as movie star back in the 1950s and 60s becoming one of Hollywood’s most in demand actresses. 

Her career spanned two decades and during that time she completed an astonishing 39 films.

Her classic films include Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me, Romance on the High Seas and Calamity Jane. Her songs Sentimental Journey, Secret Love and Que Sera Sera have all been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 

Her public and on-screen persona was as wholesome as it comes however her personal life was marred with drama, particularly when it came to romance.

Leading lady: Doris Day, born Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff, rose to fame as movie star back in the 1950s and 60s becoming one of Hollywood's most in demand actresses with a career spanning  two decades and 39 films

Leading lady: Doris Day, born Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff, rose to fame as movie star back in the 1950s and 60s becoming one of Hollywood’s most in demand actresses with a career spanning  two decades and 39 films

Well known: Her classic films include Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me, Romance on the High Seas and Calamity Jane and her songs Sentimental Journey, Secret Love and Que Sera Sera have all been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

Well known: Her classic films include Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me, Romance on the High Seas and Calamity Jane and her songs Sentimental Journey, Secret Love and Que Sera Sera have all been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

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