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Review of "Treadstone" 10/19/19 by Suzanne
airs Tuesdays 10/9c on USA Network

This is a series based on "The Bourne Identity" movies. I never saw any of them, so I have no idea how related this show is to that movie. There is a lot of action, even for an action TV series. It goes on and on. There are muliple characters and stories as well.

CIA sleeper agent assassins are awakened from a program called Operation Treadstone. They have been living normal (but fake) identities created for them, and now they're assasins. The questions asked in the first episode include, who awakened them? Who are they killing and why? That's just to start.

The show stars two handsome men, Jeremy Irvine as J. Randolph Bentley and Brian J. Smith as Doug McKenna. You'll probably recognize both men from their many roles on TV and movies. There are some new faces (Emilia Schüle, Hyo Joo Han, Tracy Ifeachor and more), and two veteran TV actors as well, Michelle Forbes and Michael Gaston. It's a pretty big cast.

The show was created by Tim Kring, who also gave us "Heroes" and other series. I hope this one is more successful for him than "Dig" and "Touch."

The first episode was very intriguing and draws you into this world. It's worth following up on if you like action shows.


From a producer of the “Bourne” franchise, “Treadstone” is an action-packed thriller set amidst the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone. “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 of “Treadstone” follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
“Treadstone” is produced by and developed by UCP and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner (“Bourne” franchise) executive produce.

TREADSTONE is produced by UCP and developed by and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner executive produce on behalf of Captivate (Bourne franchise).
· Brian J. Smith as Doug McKenna
· Emilia Schüle
· Gabrielle Scharnitzky as Petra
· Hyo Joo Han as SoYun
· Jeremy Irvine as J. Randolph Bentley
· Michael Gaston as Dan Levine
· Michelle Forbes as Ellen Becker
· Omar Metwally as Mr. Edwards
· Patrick Fugit as Stephen Haynes
· Shruti Haasan as Nira Patel
· Tess Haubrich as Samantha
· Tracy Ifeachor as Tara Coleman
· Anthony Zuiker as EP (2010)
· Ben Smith as EP
· Bradley Thomas as EP
· Jeffrey Weiner as EP
· John Glenn as CRTR/EP (2010)
· Justin Levy as EP
· Ramin Bahrani as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Robert Ludlum as BOOK
· Tim Kring as CRTR/EP
· based on a feature film
· drama
· Captivate
· Imperative Entertainment
· Universal Cable Productions

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