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USA Network announces series pick-up for new drama 'Colony'

by jmaloni


Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm

Series starring Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") is from Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules")

Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions to co-produce

USA Network announced today the series pick-up and 10-episode order of the series "Colony." This naturalistic drama is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions and is written and executive produced by Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"). "Colony" stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"). Academy Award winner Juan José Campanella ("Halt and Catch Fire") directed and also executive produced the pilot. "Colony" will shoot in Los Angeles.

The pick-up marks the fourth new series to be added to USA's 2015 schedule and joins the previously announced intense hacker drama "Mr. Robot," starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek ("24"); the event series "Dig," an international murder mystery starring Jason Isaacs ("Awake") and Anne Heche ("Save Me") from executive producers Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"); and the unpredictable thriller "Complications" from executive producer Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") and starring Jason O'Mara ("The Good Wife") and Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl"). 

"Carlton and Ryan have created an intriguing ride that uniquely provides a humanistic take on a story set in the near future," said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. "Josh and Sarah have incredible on-screen chemistry and brilliantly play a couple making tough choices to protect their family in an uncertain world." 

"Colony" centers on a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult decisions as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some people choose to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.

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