Treadstone is a new television series set within the Bourne Identity universe coming soon to the USA Network.
The series, which was originally ordered to pilot back in April, centers on the fictional CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, which was the program that created superspy Jason Bourne. The covert program uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. The series will go into production in 2019.
The series is written and produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani will direct the pilot and also serve as an executive producer. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will executive produce on behalf of Captivate Entertainment (which produced the Bourne film franchise), along with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, and Justin Levy.
Bourne first appeared in a series of novels written by Robert Ludlum, with Matt Damon then playing the character in a successful film trilogy comprised of “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”