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The Nicole Kidman-starring television series "Lioness" welcomes Morgan Freeman.

Washington (US), January 14,: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman has joined Nicole Kidman's upcoming Paramount+ series "Lioness," directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Along with Kidman, Zoe Saldana and Laysla De Oliveira serve as executive producers for the show.

Freeman will play US Secretary of State Edwin Mullins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Saldana plays Joe, the Lioness program's station chief tasked with developing, supervising, and guiding her female undercover operatives.

In the role of Kaitlyn Meade, the senior supervisor of the CIA, played by Kidman, she must "juggle the trappings of being a woman in the high-ranking intelligence agency." Meade has a long career of playing the political game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the programme is based on a real-life CIA programme and centres on Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a "rough-around-the-edges but enthusiastic young Marine recruited to join the CIA's Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organisation from within."

The cast of "Lioness" also includes Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hebert, Jonah Wharton, Stephanie Nur, and Hannah Love Lanier. The show is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios exclusively for Paramount+ and executive-produced by Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Saldana, Kidman, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Jill Wagner, Geyer Kosinski, Michael Malone, and John Hillcoat.

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