A “really important” part of The stewardessHBO Max’s first season is likely due for a callback, now that HBO’s hit drama thriller Max has been renewed for season 2.
After titular Cassie Bowden (played by Kaley Cuoco) met passenger “3C” aka businessman Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman) in Bangkok, then woke up the next morning to her very dead body, she spent the remainder of the season checking in / comparing notes with the deceased using a “spirit palace” storytelling device.
And while Cassie said goodbye to that specific space at the end of Season 1, once Alex’s murder is resolved, a version of that same magical realism will play a role in Season 2.
“I think the idea of the spirit palace should be present in season 2. It should be present in a certain way, shape or form” although “it would look different,” the creator shared. from the series / EP Steve Yockey with TVLine.
Considering how this gave Cassie an intermittent retreat to slowly make sense of the madness forced upon her by the Season 1 mystery (as well as come to terms with her tragic childhood and the root of her alcoholism), “It’s an important part of the series,” Yockey noted, “and it’s really important for the series to be able to literally get into Cassie’s head to kind of unbox some of these unimportant decisions that she makes,” so you can understand where it came from.
Don’t expect Huisman’s dearest Alex to wait for Cassie for the second time.
“In our finale, Episode 8, she has this beautiful moment where she walks around the Spirit Palace and shuts everything down, basically, so I think the iteration of the Spirit Palace is over,” Yockey said. “This one has to do with Alex, and she’s gone, but there would be a new version of it that should be in a series, I think.” ”
As for what’s new, the Season 2 mishap would push Cassie’s troubled mind into a similar space, Yockey said discussions were only just underway, but “a second adventure would look something like this. ‘there was a brand new book, another Cassie Bowden: Cop the Board adventure. What new problems can she fall into, as a male protagonist of Hitchcock? How can she be caught up in something bigger than herself?