Deadline is reporting that Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Tess Haubrich and Shruti Haasan are the latest names to 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.
Michelle Forbes (whose credits include Berlin Station and True Blood) will be playing the role of Ellen Becker, a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy with international implications.
Patrick Fugit (whose credits include First Man and Outcast) will be playing the role of Stephen Haynes, a high school maths teacher with a dark side that he’s struggling to keep under control.
Michael Gaston (whose credits include The Man In The High Castle and Strange Angel) will be playing the role of Dan Levine, a no-nonsense senior CIA veteran overseeing an investigation that involves some of the Agency’s darkest secrets.
Tess Haubrich (whose credits include Wolf Creek and Bad Mothers) will be playing the role of Samantha, a nurse who must reconcile her husband Doug’s dark past.
Shruti Haasan (whose credits include Singam 3 and Behen Hogi Teri) will be playing the role of Nira Patel, a young woman in Delhi whose waitress job serves as a cover for a dangerous double life as a trained assassin.
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.