Korean Stars Cast in Bourne Spin-off TREADSTONE
HAN Hyo-joo and LEE Jong-hyuk are the latest Korean stars to make the move to Hollywood after having been cast in the currently in-production USA Networks series Treadstone, which will be distributed globally by Amazon Studios. The series is a spin-off of the popular Bourne film franchise.
Connected to the five-part Bourn film series, starting with the Matt DAMON-starring The Bourne Identity in 2002, Treadstone will focus on a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone that employs behavioral modification to mold recruits into near-superhuman assassins. The first season will focus on these sleeper agents around the world who are suddenly awakened in order to resume their deadly missions.
The creator behind the series is Tim KRING, best known for his NBC series Heroes, which spanned four seasons and a miniseries. The show, which is currently filming on location in Budapest, Hungary, began airing on USA Networks in America on October 15.