Deadline is reporting that Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle join the cast of USA Network’s Bourne spinoff drama series Treadstone.
The Treadstone series is set to explore the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone….a cover operation that uses behaviour modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable supherhuman assassins. We focus on sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously ‘awakened’ to resume their deadly missions.
Omar Metwally (whose credits include The Affair and Mr. Robot) will be playing the role of Mr. Edwards, a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the hard choice positions him as the most qualified agent for a stealth mission.
Tracy Ifeachor (whose credits include Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow) will be playing the role of Tara Coleman, an investigative journalist who has turned her back on her career after getting too close to a dangerous truth. Now she must put the past behind her to get to the bottom of an international conspiracy.
Hyo Joo Han (whose credits include Cold Eyes and The Beauty Inside) will be playing the role of SoYun, a wife and mother who must make difficult choices that compromise her quiet family life in North Korea after she starts to learn about her own secret past.
Gabrielle Scharnitzky (whose credits include The Game and Storm of Love) will be playing the role of play Petra, a no-nonsense Russian patriot who has committed her life to her country but has deep-seated knowledge of Russian tactics that come into play when she is betrayed.
Emilia Schüle (whose credits include Add A Friend and Berlin Station) will be playing the role of a Russian KGB agent who will stop at nothing to promote the agenda of her motherland.
The series hails from Tim Kring, creator of such shows Heroes and Touch, who also wrote the script for the pilot and will executive produce the project with Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes and Fahrenheit 451 director), who will be directing the pilot. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will serve as executive producers under the Captivate banner, alongside Justin Levy and Bradley Thomas from Imperative Entertainment.