Yes, Norman Productions

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Yes, Norman Productions
TypePrivate
IndustryProduction company
FoundedOctober 27, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-10-27) in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
FounderKaley Cuoco
HeadquartersBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Key people
Kaley Cuoco (CEO)
Suzanne McCormack (SVP)
OwnerKaley Cuoco

Yes, Norman Productions is an American film and television production company founded on October 27, 2017 by actress and producer Kaley Cuoco. It is known for producing the television series Harley Quinn (2019–present) and The Flight Attendant (2020–present).

History[edit]

The company's founder Kaley Cuoco in 2017

In October 2017, the company, founded by actress and producer Kaley Cuoco, entered an exclusive multi-year first look production deal with Warner Bros. Television.[1][2] The production company is named after Cuoco's dog, who appears in the logo.[3] With this production deal, the company optioned the rights to The Flight Attendant, a book written by author Chris Bohjalian. The book was later developed into a black comedy mystery thriller series of the same name, with Cuoco starring and serving as executive producer.[1] Greg Berlanti also serves as executive producer via his production company, Berlanti Productions.[4]

In August 2018, Suzanne McCormack joined the company from Chuck Lorre Productions as senior vice president, and oversees the development and production of the company's television and film projects.[5][6] In October 2018, it was announced that the company would co-produce the DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn, with Cuoco voicing the main character Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, and also executive produce.[7]

In July 2019, the company entered a two-year first look production deal with Warner Bros. Television, and announced that The Flight Attendant had been picked up by WarnerMedia's streaming platform, HBO Max.[4][8] In August 2019, it was announced that the company would produce an upcoming CBS comedy, Pretty, which is written by Lindsey Kraft and Santina Muha, and will also star Kraft.[9] On November 29, 2019, Harley Quinn premiered on DC Universe,[10] with the second season premiering on April 3, 2020,[11] and a third season announced on September 18, 2020, alongside the announcement that the show would move to HBO Max, following the restructuring of DC Universe.[12]

In November 2020, it was announced that the company will be producing a live-action series called America's Sweetheart, from the developers of Harley Quinn for Apple TV+,[6] but the series later moved to HBO Max.[13] On November 26, 2020, The Flight Attendant premiered on HBO Max, and in December 2020, the series was renewed for a second season,[14]. The second season premiered on April 21, 2022.[15]

In an interview with Variety in February 2021, Cuoco said that her company was acquiring the rights to a limited series about the life of actress, singer, and animal welfare activist, Doris Day.[13] In March 2021, it was announced that the company would be producing and developing a limited series about Doris Day, based on the 1976 biography Doris Day: Her Own Story by A. E. Hotchner.[16] Cuoco will play Doris Day in the series and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, who will also executive produce via Berlanti Productions.[17]

In May 2021, the company optioned the rights to A Season With Mom, a book written by author Katie Russell Newland, and foreword written by former American football quarterback, Peyton Manning.[18][19] Also in May 2021, the company signed a three-year first look production deal with Warner Bros. Television Studios.[20]

In October 2021, it was announced that the company would be co-producing the thriller film Role Play, with The Picture Company and StudioCanal, written by Seth Owen and directed by Thomas Vincent.[21][22] The films cast include Cuoco,[22] David Oyelowo,[23] Bill Nighy,[24] and Connie Nielsen.[25] Role Play begin principal photography in July 2022 at Babelsberg Studio in Berlin, Germany.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2019–present Harley Quinn DC Universe
HBO Max
with Ehsugadee Productions, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation [7]
2020–present The Flight Attendant HBO Max with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television [1]
Upcoming
TBA Pretty CBS with Warner Bros. Television [9]
TBA America's Sweetheart HBO Max with Warner Bros. Television [6]
TBA Untitled Doris Day project TBA with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television [16]
TBA A Season With Mom TBA [18]
TBA Noonan's HBO Max with Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions and Warner Bros. Animation [26]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Gross
(worldwide)
Notes Ref.
2022 Meet Cute Alex Lehmann with Weed Road Pictures and Convergent Media
TBA Role Play Thomas Vincent TBA with The Picture Company and StudioCanal [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (October 27, 2017). "Kaley Cuoco Launches Company, Inks Pod Deal With Warner Bros. TV & Set First Project – Limited Series She Would Star In". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Heimbrod, Camille (October 28, 2017). "Kaley Cuoco Launches Yes, Norman Productions; Headlines First Project 'The Flight Attendant'". International Business Times. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Pasquini, Maria (January 16, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco's Beloved Dog Norman Dies: 'You Will Always Have My Heart'". People. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (July 1, 2019). "Kaley Cuoco To Star In 'The Flight Attendant' Drama Series Picked Up By WarnerMedia Streamer, Inks New Deal With Warner Bros. TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 15, 2018). "Kaley Cuoco Taps Suzanne McCormack As Development Executive For Her Company". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Lee, Ashley (November 2, 2020). "Kaley Cuoco isn't just 'the girl next door.' And she's out to prove it". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Boucher, Geoff (October 4, 2018). "Kaley Cuoco To Voice Harley Quinn In DC Universe Series; Watch New York Comic Con Preview". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Hayes, Dade; Andreeva, Nellie (July 9, 2019). "WarnerMedia Streaming Service Gets A Name, Will Include 'Friends' Library, Greg Berlanti & Reese Witherspoon Films, CW Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2019). "Comedy 'Pretty' Starring Lindsey Kraft & Santina Muha From Kaley Cuoco's Yes, Norman Prods. In Works At CBS". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Ridgely, Charlie (October 4, 2018). "DC Universe Originals Release Schedule Revealed". Comic Book. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  11. ^ Zalben, Alex (February 21, 2020). "'Harley Quinn' Is Coming Back To DC Universe For Season 2 Sooner Than You Think [Exclusive]". Decider. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 18, 2020). "'Harley Quinn' Renewed for Season 3 at HBO Max, DC Universe Transitions Out of Scripted Originals". Variety. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Aurthur, Kate (February 24, 2021). "How Kaley Cuoco Soared to New Heights in 'The Flight Attendant'". Variety. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 18, 2020). "'The Flight Attendant' Renewed For Season 2 As More Of HBO Max's Kaley Cuoco Series Cleared For Takeoff". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 12, 2021). "'The Flight Attendant' Season 2 Eyes 2022 Landing On HBO Max". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  16. ^ a b Aurthur, Kate (March 12, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco to Play Screen Legend Doris Day in Limited Series in Development at Warner Bros. Television". Variety. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 12, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco To Play Doris Day In Warner Bros TV Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  18. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (May 7, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco's Yes, Norman Banner Lands Rights To Katie Russell's 'A Season With Mom'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  19. ^ Leffler, David (April 6, 2021). "Why 'A Season With Mom' is the Ultimate Springtime Read". Austin Monthly Magazine. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 20, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco Inks Big New Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV Group As Her Yes, Norman Prods. Ramps Up". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 6, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco In Talks To Star & Produce Studiocanal & Picture Company's High-Concept Thriller 'Role Play'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  22. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 29, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco Studiocanal & Picture Company Feature 'Role Play' Lands 'Bodyguard' Director Thomas Vincent – AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  23. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 6, 2022). "David Oyelowo Joins Studiocanal & Picture Company's 'Role Play' Opposite Kaley Cuoco; Prime Video In Final Talks To Acquire". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  24. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 13, 2022). "Bill Nighy Boards Kaley Cuoco Thriller 'Role Play' From Studiocanal, Picture Company & Prime Video". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  25. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 14, 2022). "Kaley Cuoco Thriller 'Role Play' Adds Connie Nielsen". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  26. ^ Petski, Denise (April 27, 2022). "'Harley Quinn' Spinoff 'Noonan's Gets Series Order At HBO Max". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  27. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 6, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco In Talks To Star & Produce Studiocanal & Picture Company's High Concept Thriller 'Role Play'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 6, 2021.