With Special Ops: Lioness having drawn to a close, naturally fans will be wondering if season 2 is on the horizon and when Jo (Zoe Saldaña), Cruz (Laysla De Oliveira), Kaitlyn (Nicole Kidman) and Edwin (Morgan Freeman) might return to Paramount Plus.


Taylor Sheridan, the creator of series such as Yellowstone and Mayor of Kingstown, helmed the show's first season, gifting fans with eight episodes of high-octane espionage.

Inspired by an actual US Military program, Special Ops: Lioness follows US Marine Cruz Manuelos as she’s recruited into the CIA’s "Lioness" project, an operation where female operatives build relationships with the wives and daughters of high-value terrorist targets to gain intel and thwart future attacks.

The show is rounded out with big names, with Zoe Saldaña (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3), Michael Kelly (Black Mirror), Morgan Freeman (A Good Person) and Nicole Kidman (The Northman) all members of the star-studded cast.

On her similarities to her character Joe, Zoe Saldaña recently told Radio Times magazine: "There is something very parallel to me in Joe, working full time for something she is devoted to, having to balance family life and carry it all.

“I was able to relate to the pressure, the pain you live with missing your family when you have to be away for 14 hours straight, and feeling guilty for loving what you do.”

So, with all that being said, read on for everything you need to know about Special Ops: Lioness season 2.

Will there be Special Ops: Lioness season 2?

Zoe Saldaña as Joe in Special Ops: Lioness wearing military gear in a sandy environment
Zoe Saldaña as Joe in Special Ops: Lioness. Lynsey Addario/Paramount+

A second season of Special Ops: Lioness has yet to be confirmed.

However, given the show’s viewership figures, a renewal seems likely.

The first episode of Special Ops: Lioness was the most-watched premiere on the platform, and its popularity didn’t show any signs of waning throughout all eight episodes.

"Special Ops: Lioness scored as the No.1 new scripted series of the year on cable and one of the highest performers of all time on Paramount Plus," said Paramount Media Networks CEO Chris McCarthy in a statement.

"Brilliantly created by Taylor Sheridan and brought to life by our stellar cast, this heart-pounding thriller inspired by real-life events clearly struck a chord with a huge audience."

On top of this, the title Special Ops: Lioness has led some fans to speculate that Special Ops could be an anthology series moving forward, with each season focusing on a different mission.

This would hardly be surprising given that the new series was created by Sheridan, whose Yellowstone universe has expanded and sprouted several spin-off series.

Special Ops: Lioness started streaming on Paramount Plus from 23rd July 2023. Sign up for Paramount Plus here.

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