USA Network ‘Treadstone’ CIA Drama Adds Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston

Michelle Forbes

USA Network will be telling the story of the origins of a CIA black operations programs in the upcoming drama series “Treadstone.” The show has recently rounded up its cast with the addition of Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Shruti Haasan and Tess Haubric.

Based on the “Bourne” franchise on the big screen, “Treadstone” has begun production in Budapest for its first season. Below are the actor’s description of their characters from the press release.

Forbes will star as Ellen Becker, a savvy CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating a conspiracy with international implications.

Fugit (Almost Famous) will recur as Stephen Haynes, a high school math teacher with a dark side that he’s struggling to keep under control.

Gaston (The Leftovers) will play Dan Levine, a no-nonsense senior CIA veteran overseeing an investigation that involves some of the Agency’s darkest secrets.

Haasan will play Nira Patel, a young woman in Delhi whose waitress job serves as a cover for a dangerous double life as a trained assassin.

Haubrich (Alien: Covenant) will recur as Samantha, a nurse who must reconcile her husband Doug’s dark past.

They join previously announced series regulars Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, and Emilia Schüle.

“Treadstone” explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they are mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. The series is produced by UCP and Ben Smith, a producer of the Bourne franchise.

USA Network ordered the show to pilot in April 2018 with Tim Kring writing the episode. By August, the network decided to go with a straight-to-series order and started casting for the leads.