USA Network has rounded out the cast for its straight-to series drama ‘Treadstone,’ an offshoot from Universal’s ‘Bourne’ franchise. The new cast includes Omar Metwally (‘The Affair’), Tracy Ifeachor (‘Quantico’), Hyo Joo Han (‘W: Two Worlds’), Gabrielle Scharnitzky (‘The Game’) and Emilia Schüle (‘Berlin Station’). They join previously announced Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith as series regulars in the drama. The series is from ‘Heroes’ creator Tim Kring and Universal Cable Productions.
Written by Kring, ‘Treadstone‘ explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone. The titular covert program uses behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. Moreover, the first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. Also, it is unknown if characters from the films will appear in the show.
Also, character descriptions were given:
Metwally will play Mr. Edwards, “a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the hard choice positions him as the most qualified agent for a stealth mission.”
Ifeachor will portray Tara Coleman, “an investigative journalist who has turned her back on her career after getting too close to a dangerous truth. Now she must put the past behind her to get to the bottom of an international conspiracy.”
Han is SoYun, “a wife and mother who must make difficult choices that compromise her quiet family life in North Korea after she starts to learn about her own secret past.”
Scharnitzky will play Petra, “a no-nonsense Russian patriot who has committed her life to her country but has deep-seated knowledge of Russian tactics that come into play when she is betrayed.”
Schüle will portray “a Russian KGB agent who will stop at nothing to promote the agenda of her motherland.”
Furthermore, Kring executive produces with Ramin Bahrani, who will direct the pilot. However, ‘Treadstone’ does not yet have a premiere date, but will most likely air later this year, on USA.