Cuoco will play the icon of movie icon, singer, CBS sitcom star and animal rights activist who died in May 2019 at age 97. No network is yet attached to the limited series, which will be adapted from A.E. Hotchner’s 1976 biography Doris Day: Her Own Story, based on a series of interviews conducted with Day. The book is considered Day's autobiography. Cuoco's production company, Yes, Norman Productions, obtained the rights to the book and will produce the series with Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions. In a recent Variety cover story, Cuoco mentioned that the Doris Day project was something she was eyeing. Day began was a major box office draw in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly in romantic comedy movies co-starring Rock Hudson, after making her film debut in 1940s movie musicals.