Special Ops: Lioness

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  • TV-MA
  • 2023
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (30,067)

Special Ops: Lioness is an action-packed drama series that premiered on Paramount+ in 2023. The show follows a group of female military operatives who are part of an elite special ops unit called Lioness. Set in a contemporary world, Lioness explores the personal lives and dangerous missions of its diverse ensemble cast.

The team is led by Captain Abigail Collins, played by Hannah Love Lanier. As the first woman to lead a special ops unit, she faces scrutiny but is determined to get the job done. Her team includes Alex Carter, a rugged former Marine played by Jill Wagner. Despite Alex's lone wolf tendencies, she and Abigail share a strong bond. There's also Beatrice Rodriguez, a tough ex-CIA agent struggling with PTSD portrayed by Lauren Cohan. New recruit Mikaela Wells is a skilled sharpshooter trying to escape her troubled past, played by Laysla De Oliveira.

Over 10 intense episodes, the Lioness team crisscrosses the globe on perilous assignments. Using their elite training, ingenuity, and girl power, they accomplish missions to take down terrorist organizations and criminal enterprises that threaten global security. Action scenes range from dramatic shootouts and chase sequences to undercover infiltration and stealth tactics.

Along with its propulsive action, Special Ops: Lioness delves into the personal lives of its complex characters. Their backstories reveal the trauma, heartbreak, and adversity they've overcome. Camaraderie develops but clashing personalities also fuel drama within the team. Relationships get complicated as bonds deepen during life-or-death missions.

Back at their clandestine base in Virginia, Lioness deals with bureaucratic red tape and power struggles. The shadowy Defense Intelligence Agency oversees their missions, adding mystery about who's really pulling the strings. And the team races to stop morally ambiguous plots ripped from today's geopolitical headlines.

With exotic globetrotting locations, Special Ops: Lioness authentically captures the danger and drama of serving in an elite special forces unit. The series balances high-octane action sequences with resonant character drama, bringing its skilled female protagonists to vivid life. Offering a fresh take on the espionage thriller genre, Special Ops: Lioness provides an empowering look at courageous women taking down bad guys while battling their own personal demons.

Special Ops: Lioness is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on July 23, 2023.

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Gone is the Illusion of Order
8. Gone is the Illusion of Order
September 3, 2023
Unforeseen circumstances leaves the mission in jeopardy. A suspicious Eshan confronts Cruz before his wedding day. Joe and the team prepare for the worst.
Wish the Fight Away
7. Wish the Fight Away
August 27, 2023
While shopping in Manhattan for the wedding, Aaliyah and Cruz get closer. Kate returns home only to say goodbye to her mom once again. Joe guides Cruz through internal struggle and doubt in completing the mission.
The Lie is the Truth
6. The Lie is the Truth
August 20, 2023
Aaliyah bonds with Cruz over a spa day. Bobby, Tex, Two Cups, Randy and Tucker confront a threat at the Safe House. Kaitlyn and Joe are scolded for the San Antonio mission in a debrief.
Truth is the Shrewdest Lie
5. Truth is the Shrewdest Lie
August 13, 2023
Joe and Neal deal with the aftermath of Kate's accident. Westfield and Kaitlyn deploy Joe's team to subdue a terrorist threat. Cruz's cover may be in jeopardy.
The Choice of Failure
4. The Choice of Failure
August 6, 2023
Cruz is put in a compromising position while out with Aaliyah and friends in the Hamptons; causing Joe and Kaitlyn to doubt her. Kaitlyn and Westfield confront Kyle over what happened at the border, complicating things further for Joe and her team.
Bruise Like a Fist
3. Bruise Like a Fist
July 30, 2023
Cruz is invited to spend the weekend with Aaliyah and her inner-circle. Joe keeps Kaitlyn informed of Cruz's progress. Kyle comes to Joe desperate for help with an asset.
The Beating
2. The Beating
July 23, 2023
Joe continues her training with Cruz; her methods are questionable. Cruz starts to build a relationship with Aaliyah. Kate gets into a fight during her soccer game. Neal has to deliver difficult news to a patient.
Sacrificial Soldiers
1. Sacrificial Soldiers
July 23, 2023
Things go awry for Joe and her team during a mission out in the field; Joe is left devastated. Upon her return home, Joe's family life presents it's own challenges. Cruz tries to escape a dangerous situation. Joe must choose a new recruit.
Where to Watch Special Ops: Lioness
Special Ops: Lioness is available for streaming on the Paramount+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Special Ops: Lioness on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 23, 2023
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (30,067)