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The Official Release Schedule for Taylor Sheridan’s Special Ops: Lioness

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In 2004, after U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan shifted to occupation and containment, the threat to military personnel also shifted—from conventional military engagements to an increase in suicide bombings. At the time, Marines used checkpoints across Iraq to screen for weapons and contraband; practice, however, dictated that women were not searched by male soldiers unless a female was present, leading insurgents to use women for smuggling and suicide bombing—and so leading the Marine Corps to reconsider checkpoint practices or, as a USMC report later described the endeavor, adapt to “overcome the Middle Eastern cultural gender sensitivities by utilizing women Marines to engage with the Iraqi and Afghan female populations.” The result was the Lioness Program, which attached “Lioness and Female Engagement Teams to ground combat units” to better secure checkpoints.

Taylor Sheridan’s latest drama series, Special Ops: Lioness, premiering this weekend on Paramount+, spins the Lioness Program forward into an alternative timeline where the scope of operations expanded from search and seizure to espionage and assassination. (The real-life Lioness Program also expanded, though in other areas, including “running medical clinics, distributing medicine and humanitarian aid, and meeting in Afghan homes.”)

While the real-life program never included such cloak and dagger thrills, television is its own historical animal—and killing terrorists to prevent future 9/11s clearly made for a better pitch than frisking civilians for hours at a checkpoint. (Though, we’re sure the latter, and very real, activity, was intense enough.)

Real or not, the series expands the Sheridan-verse for Paramount, which hopes to make it this summer’s TV blockbuster event. Here’s how to watch and when to look out for new episodes.

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How to watch Special Ops: Lioness

The series will air on Paramount+, beginning July 23. Each episode will be available on Sunday.

How many episodes of Special Ops: Lioness are left?

After the two-episode premiere on July 23, the series will run for another six weeks, with episodes releasing on Sundays until the finale on September 3.

Here’s the complete release schedule for Special Ops: Lioness Season 1.

Episode 1: Streaming as of July 23

Episode 2: Streaming as of July 23

Episode 3: Streaming on July 30

Episode 4: Streaming on August 6

Episode 5: Streaming on August 13

Episode 6: Streaming on August 20

Episode 7: Streaming on August 27

Episode 8: Streaming on September 3

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Joshua St Clair is an Assistant Editor at Men’s Health Magazine. 

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