Taylor Sheridan continues his impressive television run on Paramount+ with this new series based on a real military operation.
Taylor Sheridan is a force to be reckoned with. The acclaimed writer/creator/director has been able to get a laundry list of impressive actors involved with every one of his projects. The list has included Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Angelina Jolie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Sam Elliott and Sylvester Stallone. And that’s just to name a few. Sheridan’s new series for Paramount+, Special Ops: Lioness, employs the likes of Zoe Saldaña, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Laysla De Oliveira and Michael Kelly. The new Sheridan drama is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios for Paramount+.
The new trailer for the series that begins later this month has just been unveiled.
The official synopsis from Paramount+ reads,
SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS, inspired by an actual US Military program, follows the life of Joe (Saldaña) while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror. The Lioness Program, overseen by Kaitlyn Meade (Kidman) and Donald Westfield (Kelly), enlists an aggressive Marine Raider named Cruz (De Oliveira) to operate undercover alongside Joe among the power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA’s efforts to thwart the next 9/11.
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. 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.
SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS 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.
Sheridan is a veteran of intense thrillers, having written the Sicario series, Hell or High Water, Wind River and Those Who Wish Me Dead. Ever since the success of Yellowstone, Paramount has been collaborating with Sheridan as he extends the world of that series with prequel spin-offs that feature an impressive roster of names, including Kevin Costner, Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford, as well as Jeremy Renner in Mayor of Kingstown and Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King.
The show is set to premiere on Sunday, July 23, in the U.S. and all Paramount+ international markets exclusively on the service.