Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone - a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. The series follows sleeper agents across the globe as they're mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions.
It is being reported that Treadstone has been cancelled by USA Network after one season. The sad news comes five months after the action thriller wrapped its freshman run, leaving its finale on December 19 to serve as its series ender.
Set in the Bourne universe, the series explores the origins of Operation: Treadstone, the CIA black ops program from the hit films, and connects it to present-day special ops around the globe. The show appeared set to run for multiple seasons, but today's cancellation comes as a result of an overall strategy shift at the cable network to focus more on unscripted fare.