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Tim Kring Thriller Series ‘Treadstone’ on USA in October

USA Network will premiere spy-thriller series Treadstone in October. Set amid the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, the series explores the origin story of a covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins.

The series stars Jeremy Irvine, Tracy Ifeachor, Omar Metwally, Brian J. Smith, Hyo Joo Han and Gabrielle Scharnitzky.

UCP is producing Treadstone, which is developed by and executive produced by Tim Kring, who created Heroes and Crossing Jordan. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner executive produce on behalf of Captivate, which produced the Bourne film franchise. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas executive produce on behalf of Imperative Entertainment. Justin Levy also exec produces.

The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.


Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.