Taylor Sheridan has created the upcoming spy thriller TV series ‘Special Ops: Lioness’ the plot of which finds a female Marine being tasked with befriending a suspected terrorist’s daughter as the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency terrorist is surveilling the terrorist.
Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Nicole Kidman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Kelly are the main cast cast members of the series. The first season of the series is set to be released on Paramount+ on July 23, 2023.
Following is a list of other television series that you might want to give a try if you are intrigued by the plot of ‘Special Ops: Lioness’.
Top 10 Television Series Like Special Ops: Lioness!
Homeland – Number of Seasons: 8
Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon developed the American espionage thriller series that is based on ‘Prisoners of War’, an Israeli series created by Gideon Raff.
The plot focuses on CIA operative Carrie Mathison on the lookout for an American prisoner who has reportedly joined forces with Al-Qaeda. Her primary suspect becomes Nicholas Brody who is a retired U.S. marine and has been released from hostage after eight long years.
American actress Claire Danes portrayed Carrie Mathison in the series with Damian Lewis playing Nicholas Brody.
The roles won Danes two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series from five nominations and Lewis one Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series from two nominations.
In the first season, the series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. It ran from October 2, 2011, to April 26, 2020, on Showtime.
The Night Manager – Number of Seasons: 1
Susanne Bier directed this British television serial that is adapted from John le Carré’s 1993 same-named novel. David Farr wrote the present-day adaptation.
The plot revolves around an ex-British soldier named Jonathan Pine who works as a covert operative after being hired by an intelligence officer.
His task is to infiltrate the inner circle of a secret arms dealer named Richard “Dicky” Onslow Roper. But Pine has more to share with this task as Roper happens to be the one who killed his lover.
Tom Hiddleston portrayed Jonathan Pine in the series with Hugh Laurie playing the role of Roper. The series won two Primetime Emmy Awards and was released on February 21, 2016.
Killing Eve – Number of Seasons: 4
Killing Eve the British spy thriller TV series is adapted from Luke Jennings’ same-named novel series. The plot focuses on two women from two different poles- M15 analyst Eve and assassin Villanelle.
Eve is tasked by M16 with killing the notorious assassin Villanelle but when their paths cross each other they find a strange pull between them that draws them closer.
Canadian American actress Sandra Oh portrayed Eve Polastri in the series with English actress Jodie Comer as Oksana Astankova aka Villanelle.
Comer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role. Other than that, the series was also nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Spy – Number of Seasons: 1
Gideon Raff directed this English-language French espionage TV miniseries. The plot revolves around the real-life spy Eli Cohen who is the most prominent and the top Mossad spy in Israel infiltrating the Syrian government in the 1960s.
British comedian-actor Sacha Baron Cohen portrayed the character of Eli Cohen in the series. It premiered on September 6, 2019, on Netflix internationally.
Covert Affairs – Number of Seasons: 5
The plot of this action drama TV series revolves around Annie Walker who from being a CIA trainee gets promoted to a field operation unexpectedly. But as she begins to suspect that her promotion may be related to her past, she tries to understand the authorities of her department more closely.
American actress Piper Perabo portrayed Annie Walker in the series. It ran from July 13, 2010, to December 18, 2014, on USA Network.
In From the Cold – Number of Seasons: 1
Adam Glass created this American spy thriller TV series that finds a mother navigating her two choices one of which will lead her to her past job of being a bio-engineered Russian agent and the other will put her family at risk.
Margarita Levieva portrayed the Russian spy Jenny Franklin aka Anya Petrova aka The Whisper in the series. It was released on Netflix on January 28, 2022.
Treadstone – Number of Seasons: 1
This action drama mystery conspiracy TV series is based on the action thriller Bourne franchise. The plot explores the origin story as well as the present-day actions of Operation Treadstone, a fictional CIA black-ops program. It ran from 24th September to 17th December 2019 on USA Network.
Designated Survivor – Number of Seasons: 3
This political thriller drama TV series follows American academic Thomas Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) who suddenly becomes President of the United States from U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. It ran from September 21, 2016, to June 7, 2019.
Rabbit Hole – Number of Seasons: 1
This American spy thriller TV series also stars Kiefer Sutherland as the lead character as he plays a private espionage agent who gets framed for murder. It premiered on March 26, 2023 on Paramount+.
Queen Sono – Number of Seasons: 1
Kagiso Lediga created this crime drama TV series the plot of which revolves around a clandestine South African agent tackling criminal operations and dealing with her crises. It was released on Netflix on February 28, 2020.