USA has released the trailer for its “Bourne” franchise spinoff series, “Treadstone,” and we quickly learn that a legion of “sleeper agents” are waking up to discover that they’ve become superhuman assassins.
Several well-choreographed fight sequences follow, which you can watch in the action-packed 45-second trailer above.
A TV spinoff of Universal’s “Bourne” film franchise that starred Matt Damon, “Treadstone” 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.
The series stars Michelle Forbes as Ellen Becker, a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy with international implications. Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Han Hyo-joo, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle are series regulars, while Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan and Tess Haubrich have been cast in recurring roles.
“Treadstone” is produced by UCP and Ben Smith, a producer of the “Bourne” franchise, and it is written and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani directed the pilot and is also 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.”
“Treadstone” premieres in October on USA.