With the recent return of Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan’s work is again on the minds of many fans. Thanks to an overall deal with Paramount, Sheridan is contributing to some exciting projects – and it looks like the upcoming series Lioness, just found several new cast members. On Wednesday it was announced that Sam Asghari (Black Monday, Dollface), Carla Mansour (Reasonable doubt, to the end) and Adam Budron (The blacklist, wild Indian) will all guest star in the series, while Martin Donovan (Tenet, big little lies) will be a recurring guest star.
These new cast members join an ensemble that already includes Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Dave Annable, James Jordan, LaMonica Garrett, Austin Hébert, Hannah Love Lanier and Jonah Wharton.
What’s Lioness about?
Lioness follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), described as a rugged but passionate young Marine, who is recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from the inside out. Saldaña plays Joe, the stationmaster of the Lioness program tasked with training, managing, and directing its female undercover agents. The show, which has been in development for several years, is based on a real CIA program in which women were trained to infiltrate criminal and terrorist networks.
Lioness is executive produced by Saldaña, as well as Nicole Kidman, Geyer Kosinski, Jill Wagner, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and David Hutkin.
Sheridan initially created Lioness as part of its overall deal with Paramount, which also owns established shows like yellowstone, its prequel series 1883, and Mayor of Kingston. New shows under the Sheridan umbrella will also feature another Yellowstone spinoff 1923, like Tulsa kingFarmerand an as-yet-untitled Bass Reeves series.
“Taylor Sheridan is a visionary creative whose work has reinvented genres and garnered fan bases around the world; we’re thrilled he calls ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment home,” MTV Entertainment president Chris McCarthy said in a statement when Sheridan announced his overall deal extended in 2021. “We couldn’t be more excited to build on our partnership with him, expanding the Yellowstone universe and showcasing Taylor’s boundless talent across all of our brands and platforms.”
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