Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming series Lioness just added another big name. Morgan Freeman (Solos, Paradise Highway) is joining the new series that also stars Nicole Kidman (The Undoing, Being The Ricardos), Zoe Saldaña (Avatar, Star Trek), Jill Wagner (Mystery 101, Stargate Atlantis), and Laysla De Oliveira (Locke & Key, Needle In A Timestack).
What do we know about his role in Lioness?
Morgan Freeman Is Latest Name To Be Added To Lioness
On Friday, Deadline announced that Morgan Freeman has been added to the Paramount+ series Lioness. More so, the Oscar-winning actor will be portraying Edwin Mullins, the United States Secretary of State.
Nicole Kidman Recently Announced To Star In Paramount+ Series
Just eight days ago, they officially announced that Nicole Kidman would join Lioness. The Oscar-winning actress will portray Kaitlyn Meade. She is a senior supervisor in the CIA. She has to juggle the politics of her position. Additionally, Kaitlyn is one of the rare women in the intelligence community. Therefore, she is always walking on eggshells as she gets the job done.
‘Lioness’: Morgan Freeman Joins Taylor Sheridan’s Series For Paramount+ https://t.co/Jlu7H6Ob0y
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 13, 2023
What Is Lioness About?
Lioness is a real-life, little-known CIA program. Members of the all-female team infiltrate into families and communities so they can lure and take down terrorist groups.
This tough-as-nails group has to go through extensive training to get through this program.
The characters on the show all have tough names including De Oliveira who plays new Marine recruit Cruz Manuelos, Saldaña who plays station chief, Joe, and Wagner who plays Bobby.
EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman has joined the cast of Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming Paramount+ series “Lioness.” Kidman has been attached as an executive producer since “Lioness” was originally announced. https://t.co/C0ndIfd6gY
— Variety (@Variety) January 5, 2023
Jill Wagner Thrilled About Series
Jill Wagner co-created Lioness with Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. This is something that Jill has been working on for over five years. Therefore, it is understandable that when Nicole Kidman was announced, she got a little excited on Instagram.
When I started in this business 20 years ago, if you told me that one day I would help create a show in which Nicole Kidman would star in I would have bet a million dollars that wouldn’t come true. I am living proof that if you chase your dream long enough and never take no for a final answer ….. it can happen. I am so honored to have @nicolekidman on Lioness as well as so many other talented actors. Can someone pinch me ?!!!!!!!! #whatishappening!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Zoe Saldaña replied, “Pinching you! You are amazing in this show! Thank you for creating this idea with Taylor!!!”
Jill replied, “@zoesaldana I cannot wait for the world to meet Joe. You ground this show with Such an amazing performance. Queen …. I bow to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
When Will Lioness Premiere?
Paramount+ has not announced a premiere date for Lioness. However, they are still filming the series. In addition, some of the scenes will be filmed overseas. But, they should complete filming sometime in March.
Therefore, it seems likely that they will premiere this new series sometime in the fall. Will you be watching?
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