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Is Special Ops: Lioness Based On A True Story?

The story of “Special Ops: Lioness” gets its ideas from a real CIA plan, weaving a cool spy tale. Joe pulls in Cruz Manuelos (Laysla De Oliveira) into the Lioness Engagement Team, and her job is to go undercover and make friends with a billionaire’s daughter thought to be funding terrorism. Back in Washington, bigwigs and Cruz’s bosses handle the nuts and bolts and challenges of the program while Cruz, on the frontlines, is treading carefully, risking being busted and knocked off.

Is Special Ops: Lioness Based On A True Story?

Is Special Ops: Lioness Based On A True Story
Source: Special Ops Lioness, Paramount+

Basically, the show gets its idea from Task Force Lioness, a real team formed by the US Marine Corps and the US Army that was mostly focusing on women. Sources hint that the first group of Team Lioness popped up around 2003. They were sent off to areas like Iraq and Afghanistan, areas of military chaos where the US was holed up. Team Lioness’s main job was to connect with local women, possible tools in terrorist attacks.

This was a forward-thinking step to chill the danger posed by women involved in terrorist attacks ’cause male officers were wary to frisk them. Task Force Lioness was key in shutting down rebel activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. In these fights, battle lines weren’t clear-cut, with conflict being possible at any old time. Attackers came in all shapes and sizes, from men to women, old to young.

In this crazy situation where anyone could be a baddie, getting locals to like them became a key strategy. This meant that Americans had to hang out with regular people, make buddies, and gather useful info that could boost U.S. efforts. However, because of the cultural and religious ways of Iraqis and Afghans, male Marines couldn’t interact directly with local women. This created a chance for women to be used for attacks.

“Special Ops: Lioness,” although getting from its real version, mostly shows made-up characters. It tells a made-up story that gets into the right and wrong and political debates around sending female Marines in the field. The main theme of the show seems to be about personal relationships between women on opposite sides in a fight.

How To Watch “Special Ops: Lioness”

You can now catch “Special Ops: Lioness” all at once, only on Paramount+. The first two episodes dropped on July 23. You can get Paramount+ on Prime and other streaming channels like Starz and Max.