Check Out These 11 Shows Like Special Ops: Lioness

Check Out These 11 Shows Like Special Ops: Lioness


Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany (who recently led She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) stars in this sci-fi thriller about a woman who one day discovers she actually has not just one clone of herself, but multiple. And on top of that, it’s all tied to a larger conspiracy she has to uncover in order to save herself and her newfound family.

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Jennifer Garner stars in Alias, which follows a double agent as she helps the CIA take down a powerful criminal organization. The series ran for five seasons, and received critical acclaim.

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Claire Danes leads this award-winning spy drama about a CIA operative who suffers from bipolar disorder, and her relationship with a Marine she suspects is a threat to the United States. The series had eight seasons, winning Emmys and Golden Globes over the course of its run.

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A woman escapes a secret government-funded organization and decides to bring it down in this CW series. Maggie Q starred throughout the show’s four seasons.

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Killing Eve

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh star in this cat and mouse spy thriller about a MI6 employee who chases down a female serial killer and ultimately becomes ensnared in their dangerous relationship.

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An East German assassin is released from prison after the fall of the Berlin wall, and swears revenge against those who wronged her in this German drama. The series premiered on Netflix in 2022, and already has a second season on the way.

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Covert Affairs

You may have seen Piper Perabo in Yellowstone, but the actress is also known for her starring role in USA Network’s Covert Affairs. The series follows Annie, a CIA agent who is thrust into undercover work, and has to adjust to the pressures of the role.

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This crime series focuses on the FBI and its discovery of a woman with no recollection of who she is. She’s also covered in mysterious tattoos, all of which seem to be clues to various crimes. The series ran for five seasons.

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The Americans

Two KGB operatives pretend to live a regular American life while working against the US government in this acclaimed FX series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. The series won Emmys, Golden Globes, and even two Peabodys.

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Madam Secretary

While it doesn’t focus on the CIA, Madam Secretary follows a former CIA operative and political professor who becomes the Secretary of State. The series tracks her career and later her political aspiration as she decides to run for president. It lasted for six seasons.

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The Diplomat

The Americans star Keri Russell returns to political drama with The Diplomat, which centers on the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom. The Netflix show is already renewed for a second season.

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Milan Polk

Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.

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