Taylor Sheridan Releases First Images Of New Drama Series ‘Lioness’ With A Surprise Casting Update

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Vanity Fair released the first looks at Taylor Sheridan’s next series “Lioness” on Thursday, and we had no idea that Britney Spears’ husband had a role in at least four episodes!

Sheridan, best known for hits like “Yellowstone,” “Hell or High Water” and “Wind River,” is sinking his teeth into a new saga called “Lioness.” Starring Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman, Morgan Freeman, and a slew of other heavy-hitters from the entertainment world, “Lioness” promises to be something special.

What’s more is that Sam Asghari will also take part in the show, according to IMDB. Yes, that’s Britney Spears husband! Who knew?! Well, now you do. He’ll be playing the role of Kamal in four different episodes, but nothing else is known about his storyline.

The overall plot of “Lioness” revolves around the recruits of a real CIA program focused on bringing “down a terrorist organization from within.” The Lioness Program was developed as a result of the Islamic rules that forbade men from touching unrelated women — thus the creation of a special all-female unit to search Iraqi and Afghan women.

As a result, insurgents started using women as suicide bombers and to smuggle in contraband wherever they needed it. The program was described as a “culturally-sensitive” means of beating the bad guys, and I am so excited to see how Sheridan translates it all onto the screen.

Judging by the first images released from the set by Vanity Fair, the series is going to be absolutely epic. (RELATED: ‘1923’ Star Brian Geraghty Says Taylor Sheridan ‘Tortured’ Cast During Training For Epic Show)

Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldana, and Michael Kelly together in one room talking about spy stuff and protecting America? Sign me up yesterday, I am in! It’s my personal opinion that anything Kelly touches turns to gold, no matter how small his role. I am sure this one will be no different.

The show is set to premiere this summer, according to Vanity Fair. With the future of “Yellowstone” still up in the air, this one can’t come quick enough!