USA Network has premiered the first trailer for the action-thriller series “Treadstone,” a spin-off of the Jason Bourne franchise.
This explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone, a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. Within Treadstone there were two main programs – Blackbriar (as seen in the films) and Cicada.
The series starts when the CIA learns that someone is ‘waking up’ agents in different parts of the world that were part of Cicada over a decade ago and who have no memory of volunteering for it.
Their ordinary cover lives ranging from Arctic oil worker to North Korean piano teacher, which they believed to be real, are thrown into chaos when they are activated to perform deadly missions and their journey will see them trying to uncover the truth.
Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse”) and Brian J. Smith (“Sense8”) lead the cast. Also starring are Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Han Hyo Joo, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Emilia Schüle, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan, Tess Haubrich and Michelle Forbes.
“Heroes creator” Tim Kring serves as the writer and executive producer while Ramin Bahrani directs the pilot.
Trailer (Geoblocked to U.S. Only)