Cuoco’s Yes,Norman Productions will again join forces with Berlanti Productions (they worked together on The Flight Attendant) to adapt A.E. Hotchner’s “Doris Day: Her Own Story.” The book is all about Day’s life based on interviews that Day herself, gave in her lifetime. It also is from conversations with her family members, friends and co-stars.
Cuoco will play Day, the iconic actor, singer and animal rights activist.
There is no network attached to the project as of yet, but with everyone attached we think it’s only a matter of time before that changes.
Day passed away at the age of 97 in 2019. She started in show business in as a singer, and made her film debut in the late 1940s in movie musicals. She stared in some of the best old movies – if I don’t say so myself. She stared in films such as Calamity Jane, Lullaby of Broadway, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Do Not Disturb, and many more.
The production team includes Cuoco, and from Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. Co-executive producers are Suzanne McCormack from Yes, Norman and Bob Bashara, the trustee from the Doris Day Estate, with which the series will be working. Consulting producers are Jim Pierson, who worked with Day, and Tim Hotchner, her biographer’s son.