USA Orders 'Bourne' Drama 'Treadstone' Straight to Series
Will you commit to this program?
The "Bourne" inspired series "Treadstone" just got a straight-to-series order at USA Network.
Don't expect to see Matt Damon (or Jeremy Renner) as part of the cast, but the series will follow the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, which uses behavior modification to turn recruits into assassins. That's how we got the now iconic Jason Bourne. (Technically, author Robert Ludlum is how we got Bourne, but you get it.)
According to Variety, "Treadstone" goes into production in 2019.
Season 1 will follow sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions.
Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment: "As the #1 cable entertainment network for the past 12 years, USA Network is delivering a dynamic lineup of big, bold programming – and what could be bigger and bolder than the Treadstone mythology?"
Fans should be familiar with Treadstone from the Bourne movies -- starting with "The Bourne Identity" (2002), then "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), the Jeremy Renner/Aaron Cross edition "The Bourne Legacy" (2012), and then back to Matt Damon for "Jason Bourne" (2016).
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