Despite the stellar cast and an important script signature, Special Operation: Lioness, a rare tale of espionage and war almost entirely dismissed by women, seems to base its success at Paramount+ largely on word of mouth, with an audience patiently waiting for each new episode without losing interest, and some new viewers every week. . What fuels this (slow) conquest?
Let’s start with the three main characters. They are the ones who interpret them Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldana and Lysla DeOliveira. And already with the first two names we are flying along the red carpet. Not only that, Zoe Saldana, the queen of science fiction since Avatars To guardians of the galaxy AND Star Trek, the role in this series marks a different nuance to the story, as does the type of character portrayed, tougher and darker than usual. The list of actors is continued by Michael Kelly and Morgan Freemana name that makes another escape softly Wow.
Great Hits Writer Paramount+’s Story Sense
Special Operation: Lioness born from mind and pen Taylor Sheridanthe man who resurrected the western on television with yellowstone as well as the prequels and spin-offs that now revolve around him. But it didn’t stop there, providing the platform with other successes such as milestones Tulsa King with Sylvester Stallone and Mayor of Kingstown with Jeremy Renner. His projects guarantee continuity (i.e. continuity of plot over time), a good dose of drama and action, strong family tensions, and a good percentage of twists and turns. In this case, in the context of espionage and state protection. The three main characters, in fact, are part of a special team created to prevent the impending danger of a terrorist attack.
Nicole Kidman Trusts
This story about spies, whose goal is to save the homeland from a still underground and mysterious danger, was originally associated with an Oscar winner for Watch for the production, but as soon as she managed to get a copy of the script, she expressed her soon-to-be-fulfilled desire to participate as an actress.
The real story factor
If there are real characters or real events behind the plot of the action movie, the charm increases. In this case, the series is inspired by the work of a special CIA team that took part in a special counter-terrorism program.
Two undercover agents Joe (Saldana) and Cruz (De Oliveira) and their colleagues, led by Caitlin Meade (Kidman), are given a lot of emotional pressure. Not only do they risk their lives to prevent a surprise attack on the state, but they do so with great empathy, trying to build ties with the families of the criminals they must keep an eye on, trying to balance the fear and guilt of double-dealing or making an inevitable choice, even a mortal one. to which the mission can force them. All this, trying to maintain balance even in their personal lives, in their real families, keeping the peace of all their loved ones as much as possible, but especially their children.
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