Laysla De Oliveira will star alongside Zoe Saldaña within the upcoming Paramount Plus sequence “Lioness” from Taylor Sheridan, Selection has discovered completely.
The sequence relies on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), described as a rough-around-the-edges however passionate younger Marine, who’s recruited to affix the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Crew to assist deliver down a terrorist group from inside. Saldaña will play Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program tasked with coaching, managing and main her feminine undercover operatives. The sequence is ready to enter manufacturing in June.
De Oliveira presently stars within the Netflix sequence “Locke & Key,” with the third season of that sequence set to debut later in 2022. She has additionally beforehand starred in movies corresponding to “Within the Tall Grass,” “Visitor of Honour,” “Needle in a Timestack,” and “Code 8.”
She is repped by Gersh, Wright Leisure Inc., The Character Company, Viewpoint, and Myman Greenspan.
Sheridan created “Lioness” and serves as an government producer. Tom Brady serves as showrunner and government producer. Saldaña government produces along with starring. Sheridan’s frequent collaborators David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and David Hutkin may also government produce, with Nicole Kidman set to government produce through Blossom Movies. Geyer Kosinski and Jill Wagner additionally government produce. “Lioness” is produced by 101 Studios and MTV Leisure Studios.
“Lioness” is one in every of a number of present’s on Sheridan’s slate beneath his expansive total cope with Paramount (previously ViacomCBS). Along with the hit Paramount Community sequence “Yellowstone,” he additionally presently has the Jeremy Renner-led drama “Mayor of Kingstown” at Paramount Plus. He most lately launched the “Yellowstone” prequel “1883,” with the sequel sequence “1932” on the best way. He additionally has “Tulsa King” starring Sylvester Stallone and “Land Man” starring Billy Bob Thornton within the works amongst different initiatives.