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A new TV series based on the “Bourne” universe is currently being developed. The show is titled “Treadstone,” based on the name of the fictitious CIA program that trains deadly assassins. Details about the plot of the show have been released online.

USA Network has ordered “Treadstone” TV series to go straight to series, Collider reports. Universal Cable Productions will be producing the show. The executive producers of the show are Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner for Captive Entertainment, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas for Imperative Entertainment, and Justin Levy.

According to the official synopsis, this is an origin story of the present-day CIA program known as Treadstone. The covert program uses behaviour modification to turn secret agents into “nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins.” The TV series will follow sleeper agents across the globe who are “mysteriously” activated to resume their mission.

The cast members of the TV series should be announced in the coming months. Production is set to begin next year, which means the fans can expect the premiere to be in 2020.

It will be interesting to see if Matt Damon (Jason) will have a cameo appearance in the show. The plot, however, appears to be set a few years before Jason joined the program. Since Captive Entertainment, the company that produced the “Bourne” films, is involved there is a chance to see a cameo of Damon.

Details about the filming locations and the number of episodes are yet to be announced. The franchise already has an eager fan base that is hungry for more action-thriller stories.

President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chris McCumber said that the company has a lineup of “big, bold programming.” “...what could be bigger and bolder than the Treadstone mythology?” McCumber asked rhetorically. The other pilots that the network had ordered in April are the murder mystery “Briarpatch,” crime thriller and black comedy “Erase,” and a female-led drama “Dare Me.”