‘War Horse’ and ‘Sense8’ stars Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith are set to lead the Jason Bourne spin-off series ‘Treadstone’ as J. Randolph Bentley and Doug McKenna, respectively.
Bentley is “a spy dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target, but ends up embroiled in an international conspiracy,’ per Deadline. McKenna is “an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself.” You can read the official description for the show below.
Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program that uses behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
‘Treadstone’ hails from ‘Heroes’ creator Ted King and will premiere on USA (US Only) and Amazon will distribute internationally. The show will begin filming sometime in 2019.