Michelle Forbes (“Berlin Station”), Patrick Fugit (“Outcast”), Michael Gaston (“The Leftovers”), Tess Haubrich (“Alien: Covenant”) and Bollywood star Shruti Haasan have all joined the “Bourne Identity” spin-off drama series “Treadstone” for USA Network.
“Heroes” creator Tim Kring and “Bourne” film producer Ben Smith are behind the series which explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone – a covert program using a behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins.
The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they are mysteriously ‘awakened’ to resume their deadly missions. Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith lead the series while Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schule also star.
Forbes will play a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy. Fugit plays a high school math teacher with a dark side that he’s struggling to control. Gaston is a no-nonsense senior CIA veteran overseeing an investigation into the agency’s dark past. Haasan plays a trained assassin undercover as a Delhi waitress. Haubrich plays a nurse and wife to Fugit’s character.
The series is currently filming in Budapest. Kring, Ben Smith, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Jeffrey Weiner executive produce with Ramin Bahrani who will direct the pilot.