We discuss 10 TV Shows like Special Ops: Lioness you must watch. Add these well-recommended and highly-rated shows to your watch list.
Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount Plus series Special Ops: Lioness has wrapped its first season on the platform, and viewers who enjoyed Joe (Zoe Saldaña) and Cruz (Laysla De Oliveira) and their mission against terrorism, might be interested in more TV series like it.
Here are 10 TV shows similar to Special Ops: Lioness that might be for you if you did!
10 TV Shows like Special Ops: Lioness
Jennifer Garner stars as a CIA agent undercover in a criminal organization she is trying to take down. As expected, hiding her true identity from the people that are around her on a daily basis turns out to be quite challenging.
The tone and overall feel may be a bit obsolete more than 20 years later, but looking back at what TV used to be like is also what makes watching Alias so fun.
Covert Affairs (2010)
Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is a young trainee at the CIA who is suddenly promoted to field agent without much reason. While the official reason is her exceptional linguistic abilities, the truth is that there is something else going on; she doesn’t know it yet. The series ran for five seasons on USA Network.
The first season of Homeland starts with the following premise: Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis) returns home after being held captive in Iraq by a terrorist for many years. But while many consider him a hero, some at the CIA suspect he may actually be an agent of a terrorist cell. Our leading CIA agent is Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who undergoes her own set of troubles.
The Americans (2013)
The premise of The Americans flips on its head the classic logline of a spy-thriller — this time, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a married couple during the Cold War who are KGB agents who go undercover in the suburbs of Washington DC. To make things more tense, their neighbor is an FBI agent.
Led by Priyanka Chopra, this ABC three-season series focuses on the training of future FBI agents in Quantico, with the edge that it’s suspected that there is an undercover terrorist within their ranks.
The tone is not as tongue-in-cheek as Alias can be at times, but it’s definitely cheesier than Special Ops: Lioness, which at times can be a little distracting due to the subject matter, though it may also be part of the appeal.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018)
Starring John Krasinski as the titular spy created by Clancy in the novels and previously played on the screen by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, and Ben Affleck, the show follows Ryan hunting down a series of mysterious bank transfers that could be linked to Islamic extremism.
If you are looking for similar TV shows to Special Ops: Lioness, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan seems like a good place to start.
The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård, and Florence Pugh star in this underrated series about a young English actress being recruited to infiltrate a European terrorist cell.
Trackers is a six-episode limited series about a violent conspiracy and an international terrorist plot that meet in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are looking for similar TV shows to Special Ops: Lioness, where multiple storylines meet together in one place and one time, Trackers might be just for you.
Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
If you are looking for similar TV shows to Special Ops: Lioness, we might as well look for other series Taylor Sheridan has created for the same platform. While all of them will probably work for you if you enjoyed his writing, the one that stands out is Mayor of Kingstown, which stars Jeremy Renner in a series centered around the American prison system.
The Watcher (2022)
We leave the spy-thriller genre for a second to focus on this hit Netflix series from 2022. In it, Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale star as a married couple who, after moving into their dream house in New Jersey, start receiving a bunch of letters signed by a stalker who goes by the nickname “The Watcher.”
If you enjoyed the underlying, slightly uneasy tone of Special Ops: Lioness, you might also enjoy The Watcher.
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