‘Special Ops: Lioness,’ Everything You Need to Know

Special Ops: Lioness, inspired by a real-life U.S. Military program, stars Zoe Saldaña as Joe, a CIA operative who recruits women to participate in the program. The Lioness Program recruits Cruz Manuelos, played by Laysla De Oliveira, an aggressive Marine Raider, to operate undercover with Joe among power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA’s anticipation of the next 9/11. The series also stars a star-studded cast, including Morgan Freeman, Sam Asghari, and executive producer Nicole Kidman.

When will Special Ops: Lioness be released?

The eight-part series premieres July 23 on Paramount+ with two one-hour episodes; a new instalment will drop weekly thereafter.

Who’s in the cast of Special Ops: Lioness?

  • Zoe Saldaña as Joe
  • Laysla De Oliveira as Cruz Manuelos
  • Dave Annable as Neil
  • Jill Wagner as Bobby
  • LaMonica Garrett as Two Cups
  • James Jordan as Tucker
  • Austin Hébert as Randy
  • Jonah Wharton as Tex
  • Hannah Love Lanier as Kate
  • Nicole Kidman as Kaitlyn Meade
  • Morgan Freeman as Edwin Mullins
  • Michael Kelly as Byron Westfield
  • Ray Corasani as Ehsan
  • Sam Asghari as Kamal
  • Carla Mansour as Malika
  • Adam Budron as Sami
  • Martin Donovan as Errol Meade

Watch the trailer for Special Ops: Lioness

Check it out below.

Special Ops: Lioness | Official Trailer | Paramount+

Official posters for Special Ops: Lioness

What happens in Special Ops: Lioness?

Special Ops: Lioness, inspired by an actual U.S. 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.