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.
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.