Paramount+ confirm Nicole Kidman CIA thriller Lioness will return for second season

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9 May 2024, 14:00

Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana in Lioness

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Paramount+ have revealed its Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldaña starring original drama series Lioness will be returning for a second season.

Both Kidman and Saldaña will be returning for the show’s next instalment, as will stars Laysla De Oliveira, Michael Kelly, and Morgan Freeman - who will be becoming a series regular.

Inspired by a real-life US Military program, Lioness follows the life of CIA agent Joe (Saldaña) as she attempts to balance her personal life with her life at the top of the CIA’s war on terror. 

Series one of the show set a new record for Paramount+ by becoming the streaming service’s most watched premiere on its launch day, and hitting almost six million viewers in its first week in total.

Celebrating this achievement with today’s news, Paramount+’s executive vice president Jeff Grossman said: “Our Paramount+ audience resoundingly has joined forces in support of Lioness’ gripping, global story and the powerhouse performances from Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira and Nicole Kidman.

“We cannot wait to see more of the heart-stopping suspense and action that Taylor Sheridan and the incredibly talented team deliver in its second season.”

Chris McCarthy the show’s production studio CEO added: “Lioness captivated audiences around the world as one of the most-watched global series premieres on Paramount+ last year. 

“Driven by Taylor Sheridan's masterful storytelling and Nicole Kidman’s and Zoe Saldaña’s remarkable performances, season two promises to immerse audiences in yet another riveting, adrenaline-fuelled journey.”

Lioness stars Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hébert, Jonah Wharton and Hannah Love Lanier. 

The series is executive produced by Taylor Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Jill Wagner, David Lemanowicz, Geyer Kosinski, Michael Friedman and Keith Cox and is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Lioness will return to Paramount+ in the future.