Shruti Haasan joins USA Network’s Jason Bourne-universe series Treadstone


Smith in the show, which recently started production in Budapest. She will portray Nira Patel, a young woman in Delhi whose waitress job serves as a cover for a dangerous double life as a trained assassin. The pilot episode will be directed by Ramin Bahrani and he will also executive produce the series alongside Kring, Ben Smith, Jeffrey Weiner, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Justin Levy. Advertising

The studio had ordered a pilot for the series in April this year and later greenlit the project in August, reported Deadline. 0
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Ben Smith, a producer of the Bourne franchise, has co-created the series with Tim Kring. The show will follow fictional CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, which was the program that created superspy Jason Bourne, played by actor Matt Damon in four films. The covert program uses behaviour modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. Haasan, 33, joins Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Apart from Haasan, actors Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston and Tess Haubrich have also boarded the cast. Popular Photos

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The first season of the series will follow sleeper agents across the globe as they are mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.