In the universe of assassin Jason Bourne, Treadstone was the mystery Bourne was always trying to uncover. It lurked somewhere in his memory, but he could not unlock what it was—until he was woken up.

USA Network’s new event series, Treadstone, explores the world of the fictional CIA black-ops program, exploring its origin story and how it uses behavior modification to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows a team of these sleeper agents as they are mysteriously awakened and unleashed.

The series stars Jeremy Irvine, Tracy Ifeachor, Omar Metwally, Brian J. Smith, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Emilia Schüle and Michelle Forbes. It’s produced by Universal Cable Productions and developed by and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner executive produce on behalf of Captivate. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas executive produce on behalf of Imperative Entertainment. Justin Levy also executive produces.

Treadstone premieres in October.

[Images courtesy of USA Network/Jonathan Hession]

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