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Oh baby, Jason Bourne spinoff series gets green light

The USA Network has signed off on a full season of Treadstone, a spinoff TV series of the Jason Bourne films.

tv Updated: Aug 17, 2018 14:40 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. The star has played the spy in four films.

Television show Treadstone, which is set in the Jason Bourne universe, will now be made into a series. The series, which was originally ordered to pilot back in April, centres on the fictional CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, which was the program that created superspy Jason Bourne in the films.

The covert programme uses behaviour modification protocol to turn recruits into near superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they are mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions. The series will go into production in 2019, reports variety.com.

Chris McCumber, President of USA Network said: "What could be bigger and bolder than the Treadstone mythology?"

Operation Treadstone notably produced Jason Bourne, portrayed by Matt Damon in four of the five Bourne movies. The Bourne universe was originally created by Robert Ludlum, who wrote the Bourne trilogy of novels that the first three films are based on. All subsequent Bourne novels were written by other authors.

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First Published: Aug 17, 2018 14:38 IST