Tess Haubrich in ‘Bad Mothers.’
Tess Haubrich is making her US TV series debut in Treadstone, a CIA drama commissioned by the USA Network.
The Bad Mothers, Nekrotronic, Pine Gap and Wolf Creek star has a recurring role in the Universal Cable Productions’ series which is shooting in Budapest.
Created by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Ben Smith, a producer of the Bourne franchise, the show explores the origins and present-day adventures of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program that uses behaviour-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins.
The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
The cast includes The Killing’s Michelle Forbes, Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit, The Leftovers’ Michael Gaston and Bollywood star Shruti Haasan in her English-language debut.
Haubrich, who played Sarah in Bad Mothers, portrays Samantha, a nurse who must reconcile her husband Doug’s (Brian J. Smith) dark past.
Forbes, whose credits include Berlin Station and True Blood, is Ellen Becker, a CIA veteran trying to balance the demands of work and family while investigating an international conspiracy.
Fugit, who was recently in Damien Chazelle’s First Man, is Stephen Haynes, a high school maths teacher with a dark side that he struggles to keep under control.
Haasan is a young woman in Delhi whose waitress job serves as a cover for a dangerous double life as an assassin.