Zoe Saldana as Joe and Nicole Kidman as Kaitlyn Meade in Lioness season 1, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo credit: Ramona Rosales/Paramount+

From the award-winning Taylor Sheridan, Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman, and Morgan Freeman lead the cast of the Paramount+ original series. Prepare to take op Special Ops: Lioness.

Paramount+ is making a big name for itself in the field of original drama series. Among the ones we can expect to see this year is the espionage thriller series Special Ops: Lioness. The series from the award-winning writer Taylor Sheridan features an exciting cast. Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman, Laysla De Oliveira, and the legendary Morgan Freeman all feature in the action-packed show. Today has seen the first look images from the show alongside the amended title (It was initially named Lioness).


Paramount+ debuted a first look and official title for the highly anticipated espionage thriller SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS (previously titled “Lioness”). From Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan, the original series stars series lead and executive producer Zoe Saldaña, Academy Award winner and executive producer Nicole Kidman, Laysla De Oliveira, and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios exclusively for Paramount+.

SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS is based on a real-life program and follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within. Saldaña will play Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program tasked with training, managing, and leading her female undercover operatives.

Zoe Saldana as Joe in Lioness Season 1 streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Credit: Lynsey Addario/Paramount+


SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS will also star series regulars Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hébert, Jonah Wharton, Stephanie Nur, and Hannah Love Lanier with Emmy Award® Nominee Michael Kelly in a recurring role. The series is executive produced by Taylor Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Jill Wagner, Geyer Kosinski, Michael Malone, and John Hillcoat.

The series is the latest addition to Sheridan’s growing slate on Paramount+, which includes 1923, 1883, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, and TULSA KING as well as the upcoming series LAWMEN: BASS REEVES and LAND MAN.

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Special Ops: Lioness will begin to prowl on Paramount+ sometime soon. Keep checking back at The Future Of The Force to get up-to-the-minute information about this exciting new series!

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