Nicole Kidman To Headline Taylor Sheridan Drama ‘Lioness’ at Paramount+

Oscar and Emmy Award winner Nicole Kidman is adding another new TV drama to her growing resume: Lioness from Yellowstone, Tulsa King and 1923 creator Taylor Sheridan. Based on a real-life CIA program, Lioness follows Cruz Manuelos (Laysla De Oliveira), who is described as a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within.

Nicole Kidman will portray Kaitlyn Meade, the CIA’s senior supervisor who has had a long career of playing the politics game. Per the description, Kaitlyn must juggle the trappings of being a woman in the high-ranking intelligence community, a wife who longs for the attention she herself can’t even give and a mentor to someone veering suspiciously close to the same rocky road she’s found herself on.

Zoe Saldaña will play Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program tasked with training, managing and leading her female undercover operatives.

Lioness will also feature Jill Wagner as Bobby, a CIA Special Activities Division operative; Dave Annable as Neil, Joe’s husband and the father of their two daughters; LaMonica Garrett and James Jordan as Tucker and Two Cups, respectively, both experienced CIA Special Activities Division operatives on Joe’s team; Austin Hébert as Randy, a tech specialist in charge of surveillance; Hannah Love Lanier as Kate, Joe and Neil’s daughter; Stephanie Nur as Aaliyah, the daughter of a billionaire businessman with ties to terrorism; and Jonah Wharton as Tex, another member of Joe’s team.

Once strictly known for her theatrical film work (most notably in titles like Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Rabbit Hole, Lion and, most recently, Being the Ricardos), Kidman made her mark in the limited TV series world in the HBO drama Big Little Lies in 2017. She has since starred in dramas The Undoing on HBO and Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu.

Paramount+ has not confirmed the number of episodes ordered for Lioness, or a specific airdate.

Also upcoming for Nicole Kidman is the untitled romantic comedy film with Joey King and Zac Efron on NetflixNFLX
, and the drama series Expats on Amazon Prime.