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The Treadstone project, having created super spy Jason Bourne, turns its attention on a new protocol to develop unstoppable superhuman assassins.


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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Irvine ...  J. Randolph Bentley 10 episodes, 2019
Tracy Ifeachor ...  Tara Coleman 10 episodes, 2019
Omar Metwally ...  Matt Edwards 10 episodes, 2019
Hyo-Joo Han ...  SoYun / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Brian J. Smith ...  Doug McKenna 10 episodes, 2019
Gabrielle Scharnitzky ...  Petra 10 episodes, 2019
Emilia Schüle ...  Young Petra 10 episodes, 2019
Michelle Forbes ...  Ellen Becker 10 episodes, 2019
Michael Gaston ...  Dan Levine 8 episodes, 2019
Tess Haubrich ...  Samantha McKenna 8 episodes, 2019
Patrick Fugit ...  Stephen Haynes 6 episodes, 2019
Jong-Hyuk Lee Jong-Hyuk Lee ...  Colonel Shin 6 episodes, 2019
Ian Davies ...  Mike 5 episodes, 2019
Jung Woo Seo Jung Woo Seo ...  Dae Pak 5 episodes, 2019


The Treadstone project, having created super spy Jason Bourne, turns its attention on a new protocol to develop unstoppable superhuman assassins.

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15 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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This series was originally being developed at CBS by Anthony E. Zuiker in 2010, but it was shut down at the insistence of Tony Gilroy, who was gearing up to direct The Bourne Legacy (2012) and did not want another Bourne project competing with his film. See more »

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Bourne-Worthy Origin Story
2 December 2019 | by xjumper65See all my reviews

I think this show is well written, well-acted, well-shot, and well-choreographed. The entire show is faithful to the Bourne series not only story, cinematography, style, and feel but also in its multiple global locations. It's sort of an origin story for the indoctrination program that created Jason Bourne and the operatives like him. The fight scenes are high quality and Bourne-worthy and I have no doubt the actors trained very hard to pull these off. Kudos to the fight choreographer as well. I'm a big Bourne fan-I read the books in the 1980's and have owned and watched the movies multiple times and still think they are among the best action movies ever made. Having said that, I am enjoying this show more than The Bourne Legacy movie. Those who complain the story is confusing are likely not paying attention while watching or are so used to watching shows/movies where every detail is spelled out to the viewer. (See this guy with the black leather jacket, the nasty scar on his face, the milky dead eye, and the cat on his lap, well he's the bad guy). This is a somewhat layered espionage storyline that switches between present-day and 1973. The premise is that in 1973, the Treadstone project started creating sleeper agents cleverly named cicadas (insects that lay dormant for 17 years before returning in droves). Some unknown person is waking up these cicada operatives (who don't even know they are badasses) and sending them on missions to kill people with the ultimate goal of selling a decommissioned and unaccounted Cold War Russian nuclear missile to the North Koreans. Through period flashbacks, we get to see the Russians re-program captured CIA officers, completely wiping their memories and allegiance to the USA and turning them into badasses. Clearly, something goes wrong with one such operative who is on a quest to figure out who he is/was, what happened to him, what he's done, and who he needs to blame and seek vengeance on. In typical Bourne style, there is intrigue which forces you to pay attention, make connections, and wait for reveals. I know some people like to veg in front of the idiot box and not think, but not being spoon-fed a simplistic story is part of the enjoyment of this genre for me. Imagine that, TV you actually need to think about! The movies were also like this, but I suppose for some a chapter title that says "Budapest 1973" is not a big enough clue to let them know that what follows is a flashback to the early days of the Treadstone-type project. And if they can't decipher an on screen title written in plain English, perhaps it's too much to expect that the distinctive clothing, music, characters, names, and storyline would be clues they could pick up on to let them know they are watching a different subplot. Perhaps these viewer should stick to the Real Housewives. I would recommend they read a book to learn how to follow multiple subplots, but then again, the subtitles of my the Korean and Russian characters in this show are probably too much reading already. The reviewers who really confound me are the ones who claim to be confused by 'look alike' actors. The main storylines involve a North Korean woman, a black woman with a British accent, and a bearded American man of middle age. The only characters who are even the same race and age are two white males in their late 20's, but these characters are separated by 46 years and completely different sets, costumes, and storylines. One is a recently woken sleeper agent married to a brunette American and the other is a single man undergoing brainwashing by a Russian redhead. Aside from everyone and everything around these two characters being different, one looks like a male model and the other looks like Kevin Dillon. Anyone who can't tell these characters apart should be screened for face-blindness. This is a good show for any Bourne fan with at least half a brain. I hope there's a Season 2.

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