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Bourne Franchise Spinoff Treadstone Casts Michelle Forbes


USA Network has added Michelle Forbes (Battlestar GalacticaThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) and more to the cast of the Bourne franchise spinoff Treadstone, according to TheWrap.

Treadstone explores 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. It is the program that created author Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon in the movies. The series follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.

Forbes will reportedly play Ellen Becker, “a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy with international implications.” Also joining the cast are Patrick FugitMichael Gaston, Shruti Haasan and Tess Haubrich in recurring roles. Forbes will be a series regular.

From Universal Cable Productions, Treadstone is written and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani, who will direct the pilot, will also serve as an executive producer. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will executive produce on behalf of Captivate; Justin Levy will executive produce alongside Bradley Thomas on behalf of Imperative Entertainment.

The series will go into production in this year.

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Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.