‘Leeuwin’ renewed for second season by Paramount+

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Lioness – the Taylor Sheridan drama starring Zoe Saldaña and Laysla De Oliveira – has been renewed for a second season by Paramount+.

Previously titled Special Operations: Lioness, The drama is inspired by a real American military program that follows the life of Joe (Saldaña) as she tries to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror.

The drama, which also stars Michael Kelly, Morgan Freeman and Nicole Kidman, set a new record as the streamer’s most-watched series worldwide on launch day, with nearly 6 million total viewers in its first week on Paramount+ worldwide and with a linear preview on the Paramount network.

The spy thriller is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios for Paramount+.

“Our Paramount+ audience convincingly joined forces in support of Lioness’s gripping global story and the powerful performances of Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira and Nicole Kidman,” said Jeff Grossman, Executive Vice President, Programming, Paramount+. “We can’t wait to see more of the heart-pounding tension and action that Taylor Sheridan and the incredibly talented team deliver in the second season.”

“Leeuwin captivated audiences around the world as one of the most-watched global series premieres on Paramount+ last year,” said Chris McCarthy, Office of the CEO, Paramount Global and President & CEO, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios. “Driven by Taylor Sheridan’s masterful storytelling and the remarkable performances of Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldaña, season two promises to immerse audiences in another riveting, adrenaline-fueled journey.”

The series also 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.

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