USA Network has added five more to the cast of “Treadstone,” its TV spinoff of the “Bourne” franchise, including Michelle Forbes who will be a series regular.
Forbes will star as Ellen Becker, a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy with international implications. Additionally, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan and Tess Haubrich were cast in recurring roles.
They join previously announced series regulars Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle.
“Treadstone,” a TV spinoff of Universal’s “Bourne” film franchise that starred Matt Damon, will explore 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. The first season of “Treadstone” follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
Irvine stars as J. Randolph Bentley, a spy dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target, but ends up embroiled in an international conspiracy. Smith will play Doug McKenna, an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself.
The series, produced by UCP and Ben Smith, a producer of the ‘Bourne’ franchise, is currently in production in Budapest.
“Treadstone” is written and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani, who will direct the pilot, will also serve as an executive producer. Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will executive produce on behalf of Captivate; Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce on behalf of Imperative Entertainment; and Justin Levy will executive produce.
The original series of films, based on Robert Ludlow’s novels of the same name, included “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatim.” A spinoff set in the same universe, “The Bourne Legacy,” starred Jeremy Renner and was released in 2012, before Damon returned to the role in 2016’s “Jason Bourne.”