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Prime Video identifies Bourne spin-off

USA Network ordered a pilot of Treadstone

Amazon Prime Video has picked up global rights to Jason Bourne spin-off series Treadstone, which will air on the streaming platform in 2020.

The action thriller explores the origin story behind Operation Treadstone, a CIA programme that uses behavioural modification to turn recruits into super agents and deadly assassins. The first season of the series follows sleeper agents as they are ‘awakened’ to resume their missions.

The show was ordered to series after a pilot order by NBCUniversal-owned cablenet USA Network in 2018. h

The series comes from the creators of the Bourne franchise and is produced by Universal Cable Productions for USA Network. Treadstone is developed and executive produced by Tim Kring, with Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner also serving as exec producers.

Brad Beale, VP of world wide content licensing for Prime Video, said: “The Bourne films are popular with our customers around the world and it’s exciting to see the franchise move to television with Treadstone.”

The opening season of Treadstone will air on Prime Video in January 2020 and will be available in over 200 territories.

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