Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming CIA drama series “Lioness” at Paramount+ has added three new actors to its cast, Variety learned exclusively.
James Jordan, LaMonica Garrett and Dave Annable all joined the show. All three have previously worked with Sheridan — Jordan and Annable on the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” and Garrett on the “Yellowstone” prequel series “1883.” Jordan also appeared in “1883” as well as Sheridan’s Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown” and his feature films “Wind River” and “Those Who Wish Me Dead.”
The three join previously announced cast members Zoe Saldaña and Laysla De Oliveira.
The series is based on an actual CIA program. According to the official login line, the show “follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a rough-hewn but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within. Saldaña plays Joe, the station manager of the Lioness program responsible for training, managing, and leading its female undercover agents.
Jordan and Garrett will play against Two Cups and Tucker, respectively, who are described as “experienced agents from the CIA’s Special Activities Division on Joe’s team.” Annable will play Neil, “Joe’s husband and the father of their two daughters.”
In addition to his work with Sheridan, Jordan’s other credits include shows like “Veronica Mars” and “True Blood” as well as movies like “Destroyer” and “Seberg.” He is replaced by Artist & Representatives and Jamie Freed.
Garrett’s other recent TV credits include “The Terminal List”, “Delilah”, “Designated Survivor”, and the CW Arrowverse shows “Batwoman”, “Supergirl”, “The Flash”, “Arrow”, and “Legends of Tomorrow”. He is also known for his performances in Michael Bay’s “The Last Ship”, “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Hotwives of Las Vegas”. He is replaced by APA, The Coronel Group and Felker Toczek.
Annable is currently returning to the CW series “Walker.” He also starred in the limited series “What/If”, with Renée Zellweger, and was a guest on an episode of “This Is Us”. He also appeared in shows such as “Brothers and Sisters”, “Heartbeat”, “Red Band Society”, “666 Park Avenue” and the TV movies “Final Vision” and “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas” in which he shared star. with his wife Odette. He is replaced by UTA and Sue Leibman/Barking Dog Entertainment.
Sheridan created “Lioness” and also serves as executive producer. Variety exclusively reported in June that he was also taking over as showrunner. The Saldaña executive produces in addition to playing. Blossom Films’ Nicole Kidman is also executive producing along with David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Jill Wagner, Geyer Kosinski, Michael Malone and John Hillcoat. MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios are producing.
(Pictured L-R: James Jordan, LaMonica Garrett, Dave Annable)