Apparently, Jason Bourne’s world is just too vast to be restricted to film. As we learned several years back, it’s too big to restrict to just one leading man, so it makes sense it’d be exploited for the small screen as well. While we didn’t report on this at the time, back in April, it was reported that Treadstone, a TV show set in the world, was in development at USA.
Now, THR is reporting that the network has officially ordered a first season of episodes for everyone’s favorite thriller property. This project will reportedly follow other sleep agents spread across the globe taking on deadly missions. Sadly, as of this writing, it doesn’t look like an appearance from Matt Damon is in the cards.
However, considering USA has okayed a full season before even producing a pilot, it’s clear that the scripts or story they have ironed down are strong enough to warrant a decent amount of excitement.
One interesting aspect of this show is its name. I can understand a network wanting to capitalize on the Jason Bourne brand, but given that it doesn’t even use the name Bourne in any way makes me think the story is pretty great, as they have enough confidence in it not to force the name into the title. That being said, we’ll see how they swing it, marketing-wise.
Treadstone is written and executive produced by Heroes creator Tim Kring. Rain Bahrani will direct the first episode and will serve as executive producer. Also executive producing are Ben Smith, Jeffrey Weiner, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, and Justin Levy.
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