Usa Network ordered an hour-long pilot for "Treadstone" on Thursday. The action-drama is centered on the CIA program from the Jason Bourne movies, according to Deadline. "Treadstone" will follow the origins of the program as well as their highly trained and modified sleeper agents in the present day who are sent out on missions.

The show will hail from two-time Emmy nominated producer Tim Kring. He created the NBC series' "Crossing Jordan" and "Heroes." Kring will also act as a writer for the show.

Details relating to Bourne spinoff

Ramin Bahrani will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer.

Bahrani served as a writer and director on "99 Homes" starring Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Hacksaw Ridge") and Michael Shannon ("Man of Steel," "Boardwalk Empire"). His next project is an adaption of "Fahrenheit 451" for HBO, which stars Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther," "Creed") and reunites him with Shannon.

The first Jason Bourne movie starring Matt Damon ("The Martian," box office sensation "Suburbicon") was released in 2002 with sequels following in 2004 and 2007 to positive reviews and box office success. Then a spinoff, "The Bourne Legacy," was released in 2012 starring Jeremy Renner ("The Avengers," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol") and Edward Norton ("Fight Club," "American History X").

That film received a mixed response from critics and made about $275 million at the box office on a $125 million budget.

Damon returned to the character in 2016 for his fourth film, which is simply and confusingly called "Jason Bourne." The movie received mixed reviews from critics but earned over $415 million at the box office.

It also starred Alicia Vikander ("Tomb Raider," "Ex Machina") and Tommy Lee Jones ("Men in Black," "No Country for Old Men"). The movie is available now on HBO.

Other shows coming to USA

USA also greenlit a few other hour-long shows on Thursday. There's "Briarpatch" from director Yann Demange ("'71", "White Boy Rick") about an investigator returning to his hometown after a car bomb takes the life of his sister, "Dare Me" about two highschoolers and their new cheerleading coach that is set to be part small town drama and part murder mystery, and "Erase," which is co-created by and stars Denis Leary ("Ice Age," "Rescue Me") as an ex-cop who tries to bring down his superior officers.

“As the #1 cable entertainment network for a record 12 years in a row, USA Network delivers unmatched scale and momentum with a broad, diverse slate of programming,” said NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks President Chris McCumber. “These new pilots add to our dynamic scripted pipeline with the big auspices, top creative talent and bold characters that have become USA’s signature.”