USA just released the first trailer for their new show Treadstone. Treadstone follows the events after the Jason Bourne movies.
Ben Smith is executive producing the show. He previously served as a producer on Jason Bourne and The Bourne Legacy allowing him share his insight into the drama and allowing the show to weave it from the films. Tim Kring developed the series alongside Smith. The series will star Brian J. Smith, Jeremy Irvine, Michelle Forbes, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Han Hyo-joo, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan, and Emilia Schüle.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the series will follow numerous characters including a captured CIA officer and former Vietnam veteran. It also includes an oil rig worker, a housewife, a journalist, an elderly couple, and a piano teacher. All of these characters will go on their own journey of self-discovery. The series will follow the multiple storylines of these characters and each episode with vary as to how much time is spent on the characters. The series will follow the characters’ personal journeys as they come to terms with the events of the show, leading to inevitable crossover between the stories.
Ben Smith described the series, “Treadstone was a top-secret black-ops program that used different forms of behavioral modification and extreme training to turn recruits into nearly super-human weapons. Treadstone was formed as a response to a Congressional Act which banned assassinations. There were other programs that sprang from this including BLACKBRIAR and CICADA. Treadstone was officially shut down after the events surrounding Jason Bourne exposed it. Our series starts when the CIA learns that someone is ‘waking up’ these agents in different parts of the world that were part of a Treadstone program called ‘Cicada’. These Cicadas have very different trajectories upon finding themselves ‘awakened’ over a decade after volunteering for a black-ops program of which they have no memory. Their ordinary cover lives, which they believed to be real, are thrown into chaos when they are activated to perform deadly missions. Their journey will take viewers on a thrilling ride as they uncover the truth.”
Season 1 will premiere in October with 10 episodes.