Special Ops: Lioness — Showmax

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan takes a more feminist-centred but equally high thrills and action turn in this drama series starring Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman  and inspired by the true story of female US soldiers posted to patrols in Iraq in 2003 to search for local women deployed by insurgents for the smuggling of contraband. Saldaña stars as Joe McNamara, the leader of an all-female special ops team dedicated to gaining the trust of local Iraqi women close to high-level terrorist targets and recruiting them to help the CIA in the war on terror. It may sometimes offer too many expected genre twists and turns but thanks to the dedication of its cast, it mostly manages to remain effectively, if not memorably, engaging...

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