The series will be based on Operation Treadstone, the CIA black ops program. The behavioral modification program turns their recruits into super-assassins.
Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said, "As the No. 1 cable entertainment network for the past 12 years, USA Network is delivering a dynamic lineup of big, bold programming - and what could be bigger and bolder than the Treadstone mythology?"
Other pilots being released this year on the USA Network include Briarpatch, starring Rosario Dawson; Dare Me, and Erase, created by Denis Leary and Alex Cary.