Amazon To Air USA Network’s CIA Drama ‘Treadstone’ Globally From January

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Amazon is to launch USA Network drama Treadstone, from the producers of the Bourne franchise, globally in January.

The SVOD service will launch the series in over 200 territories outside of the States in the new year following its debut on the NBCU-backed cable network on October 15.

This comes after the project went straight to series, after originally being announced as a pilot order, thanks to an international distribution deal between UCP and Amazon, similar to the arrangement that UCP had with Netflix on Nightflyers.

The series 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.

The series stars Jeremy Irvine, Tracy Ifeachor, Omar Metwally, Brian J. Smith, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Emilia Schüle, and Michelle Forbes. Treadstone is produced by UCP and developed by Tim Kring, who executive produces the series with Ben Smith & Jeffrey Weiner (on behalf of Captivate) and Dan Friedk.

“The Bourne films are popular with our customers around the world and it’s exciting to see the franchise move to television with Treadstone,” said Brad Beale, Vice President of World Wide Content Licensing for Prime Video. “Prime members love shows with action and intrigue like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and our latest anti-super hero hit The Boys and we know that Treadstone will be another great addition to Prime Video in 2020.”

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