‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Nicole Kidman Reportedly Close to Landing Role in Upcoming Taylor Sheridan Series

by Anna Dunn
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Nicole Kidman attends the Australian premiere of Being The Ricardos at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace on December 15, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Being the Ricardos star Nicole Kidman may be close to landing a role in an upcoming Taylor Sheridan series. Kidman just tackled the challenging part of esteemed comedian and producer Lucille Ball. Now, she’s setting her sights on her next venture. And that may be with Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, and 1883 creator Taylor Sheridan.

The new series, Lioness will follow the story of an undercover group of women fighting drug cartels during the Afghanistan war. The logline for the show, originally released in September of 2020, explains more.

“Based on a real-life CIA program, it follows a young Marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within,” it reads.

According to Matt Belloni, both Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana are in talks for parts.

In December, Deadline reported that Sheridan had already written the first two episodes of the series. Jill Wagner is set to Executive produce.

“That’s going to be totally different than any of the films that I filmed,” Wagner said in a December interview with The List. “It’s a little less family-friendly. I don’t necessarily know that I’d let my daughter watch Lioness.”

Wagner Will Also Have a Role on The Series, Potentially Alongisde ‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Nicole Kidman

Wagner recently defended her reason for working hard at the gym to get on the show. She discussed that she’s not someone who can simply impress with credits alone.

“I am not a major famous actor that can just walk in the room and impress people with my credits,” Wagner wrote on Instagram. “I feel as if I need to work harder to show the people in charge that I want this and I am serious about the role that I’ve been given and I also believe that there is no luck in life and it all amounts to being prepared when you have the opportunity thrown your way.

She also added that she has to give it her all.

“I am not about to let this moment in time slide by without giving it 100% of my effort,” she finished.

Wagner is known for her work on Teen Wolf, Wipeout, and Mystery 101.

Nicole Kidman, however, is one of those bigger actors who can dazzle with her credits, and it would certainly be interesting to see what the Being the Ricardos star would bring to the table. If you want to watch Being the Ricardos, it’s on Amazon Prime.

Kidman has also had major roles in Big Little Lies, The Undoing, Eyes Wide Shut, and Nine Perfect Strangers.

Outsider will keep you updated on any news related to Lioness as it comes out. You can currently enjoy Taylor Sheridan’s other shows, Yellowstone, 1883, and Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount +