Season one of the high-octane espionage thriller Special Ops: Lioness has come to a close with the release of the eighth and final episode, titled “Gone Is the Illusion of Order,” on Paramount+.
Supposedly inspired by a real-life military initiative that taught women to form relationships with hijabi women in order to glean information about terrorist activity, “The Prophet” Zoe Saldana, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, and Laysla de Oliveira are the film’s main actors.
That can’t be the case, though, right?
After all, Taylor Sheridan is running the show here; he’s responsible for populating Paramount+ with a vast library of grim criminal opuses, including numerous sequels and prequels to his classic Yellowstone series. Sheridan most likely envisioned additional stories set in the Special Ops: Lioness universe when she came up with the idea.
Will there be a Season 2 of Special Ops: Lioness?
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While Paramount+ has not yet confirmed a second season, early indications are positive thanks to the show’s strong ratings, suggesting it will be a ratings hit from the get-go. Special Ops: Lioness has had consistently high ratings since its debut, which was the most-watched premiere on the site.
In a statement, Chris McCarthy, CEO of Paramount Media Networks, claimed that Special Ops: Lioness had been the year’s most successful new scripted cable series and one of Paramount+’s top performers overall. This real-life-inspired thriller, brilliantly written by Taylor Sheridan and brought to life by our amazing cast, certainly resounded with a large number of people.
Meanwhile, some viewers think the show’s future can be deduced from the structure of the title Special Ops: Lioness. With Sheridan’s history of creating huge fictional universes, it’s possible that future seasons of Special Ops will be more of an anthology series in which each season would focus on a new operation.
Special Ops: Lioness Season 2 Release Date
Special Ops: Lioness season 2 has yet to receive a premiere date because Paramount Plus has not yet confirmed the show’s renewal. But the fans are optimistic.
It took three years for the cast and crew to assemble before filming began in January 2023, despite the fact that the first season was announced as part of the 2020 Paramount Plus television slate. The first season began in July 2023, following a name change in May 2023.
There is ‘fear’ and ‘doubt’ in the business due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Strike and the Actors strike, as stated by Zoe Saldaa on the Sky News podcast. That doesn’t even take into account the difficulty of fitting everyone’s busy schedules into a show with such a stellar ensemble.
In light of this information, it is currently impossible to predict when the second season of Special Ops: Lioness will premiere. As soon as we have any information regarding when the exciting Paramount Plus show will return, we will update this guide accordingly.
Casting Rumors for Season 2 of Special Ops: Lioness
With new episodes of season 1 dropping every week, it’s impossible to say, but if we assume that the season 1 cast of Special Ops: Lioness will return, we can get a good notion.
The stellar cast of Special Ops: Lioness, which includes Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman, and Morgan Freeman, has garnered much acclaim. For the time being, we will have to presume that all of the season 1 actors are fine because we have no idea what happened to them.
Before we get into who might return, have a look at our comprehensive guide to the Special Ops: Lioness cast list.
This is the anticipated cast list for season 2 of Special Ops: Lioness:
- Zoe Saldaña as Joe
- Laysla De Oliveira as Cruz Manuelos
- Michael Kelly as Donald Westfield
- Nicole Kidman as Kaitlyn Meade
- Morgan Freeman as Edwin Mullins
- Dave Annable as Neal
- Jill Wagner as Bobby
- LaMonica Garrett as Tucker
- James Jordan as Two Cups
- Stephanie Nur as Aaliyah
- Austin Hébert as Randy
- Jonah Wharton as Tex
- Hannah Love Lanier as Kate