Nicole Kidman joins Yellowstone boss's spy show

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Nicole Kidman has been cast in the upcoming series Lioness, the latest project from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan.

Last seen as Queen Gudrún in viking revenge epic The Northman, the Oscar-winning actress was already involved in Lioness as an executive producer, but now she's stepping in front of the camera too (via Variety).

Based on a real-life CIA operation, Lioness centres on "rough-around-the-edges but passionate" young marine Cruz Manuelos (played by Locke & Key's Laysla De Oliveira), who's brought into the Lioness Engagement Team to help wipe out a terrorist organisation.

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Kidman will portray Kaitlyn Meade, described as "the CIA's Senior Supervisor who has had a long career of playing the politics game.

"She must juggle the trappings of being a woman in the high-ranking intelligence community, a wife that longs for the attention she herself can't even give, and a mentor to someone veering suspiciously close to the same rocky road she's found herself on."

Previously announced Lioness cast members include Zoe Saldaña (Avatar: The Way of Water), Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf), Dave Annable (This Is Us), LaMonica Garrett (Sons of Anarchy), Stephanie Nur (1883), and Jonah Wharton (The Rookie).

Screenwriter Sheridan is one of the busiest fellas in the business right now. His unstoppable Western series Yellowstone is in its fifth season, and its prequel shows 1883 and 1923 are amassing success of their own.

Discussing how 1923 came into existence, Sheridan revealed that the Paramount bosses didn't properly read his scripts for the finale of 1883, which gave Sam Elliott's Shea Brennan a gut-wrenching end.

They wanted to keep his baby going so hard, they made Sheridan come up with a new story. Now with Lioness continuing to take shape, it doesn't look like Sheridan will lose his storytelling steam anytime soon.

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