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Morgan Freeman Joins Nicole Kidman in Taylor Sheridan’s “Lioness” for Paramount+

The stars are aligning for Taylor Sheridan’s new series Lioness for Paramount+.

Deadline reports that Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Sheridan’s latest, which is being executive produced by two of its stars, Zoe Saldana and Nicole Kidman, and also stars Laysla De Oliveira. The cast is rounded out by Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hébert, Jonah Wharton, Stephanie Nur, and Hannah Love Lanier.

Freeman will once again play a major figure in the American government in the new series (is anyone better at playing the U.S. President?) as he steps into the role of Edwin Mullins, the United State Secretary of State. Lioness is based on a real CIA program, with the series following a young marine named Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira) who is recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to infiltrate a terrorist organization from the inside. The Lioness program is run by the station chief Joe (Saldana), who trains her female operatives for the rigors and dangers of going undercover.

Freeman is the latest big-name star to join Sheridan’s growing TV empire. Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford, and Helen Mirren are a few of Freeman’s fellow luminaries working in the Sheridan universe. Costner stars on Sheridan’s Yellowstone, while Ford and Mirren lead the Yellowstone prequel, 1923.

Lioness will arrive sometime in 2023.

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Featured image: Morgan Freeman arrives to attend the award ceremony for his lifetime achievment at the 44th Deauville American Film Festival on September 7, 2018 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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