April 3, 2016
What a nice suprise, back in February, USA has opted to renew Colony for a second season of 13 episodes. Apparently the ratings were good enough with the first 3 episodes because USA apparently announced it quite early.
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Colony spoiler alert: The
aliens occupiers aren’t leaving anytime soon.
USA Network has renewed its extraterrestrial-esque drama starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies for a second season, TVLine has learned. Additionally, the cabler has ordered 13 episodes, up from Season 1’s 10.
Colony, which reunited Holloway with his former Lost EP Carlton Cuse, premiered last month to 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, held steady in Week 2 and at last tally was pulling 1.2 mil and a 0.5. It’s average Live+3 audience stands at 3.4 million viewers.
“Carlton and Ryan [Condal] have successfully delivered a story that tests the strengths and weaknesses of a society in duress, and the bonds of a family divided,” said USA prez Chris McCumber in a statement. “Colony’s performance across all platforms has been impressive, and we can’t wait to see where the story takes us.”
USA Network is betting on some old island magic.
The network on Tuesday gave a 10-episode order to Colony, a new alien-invasion drama that will re-team Lost star Josh Holloway and executive producer Carlton Cuse — along with The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies.
Cuse and Ryan Condal (2014’s big-screen version of Hercules) will serve as writers and EPs for the series, which the network describes as follows: “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.”
Holloway will play former FBI agent Will Bowman, who will be forced to fall in line with the new order to thwart a growing resistance movement; Callies will play his wife Katie.
Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) is set to play Katie’s sister Madeline, the mother of a diabetic child who needs insulin.
“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, USA Network, in a release. “Josh and Sarah have incredible on-screen chemistry and brilliantly play a couple making tough choices to protect their family in an uncertain world.”
It’s a big Lost reunion. Former Lost co-star Josh Holloway has signed on as the lead in Colony, the USA Network drama pilot from Lost executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse. Additionally, Argentinian director Juan José Campanella, foreign language Oscar winner for The Secret In Their Eyes, is set to helm the pilot.
A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Prods., Colony is written and executive produced by Cuse and Ryan Condal (Hercules). It is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation. Holloway will play the main character, Will Bowman, a former FBI agent who — to protect his family — is forced to collaborate with the occupational government to bring down the growing resistance movement inside the Los Angeles colony.
This marks a coup for Colony as Holloway had been offered a couple of a dozen pilots since the end of Lost in 2010, and this is only the second that he has agreed to do. The first, CBS’ Intelligence, went to series, in part based on his appeal as a leading man. Probably helping Colony’s case was the fact that Cuse and WME-repped Holloway worked great together on Lost, becoming good friends during the filming of the hit ABC drama.
July 29, 2014
USA Network has picked up Colony, an alien occupation drama from Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) and Ryan Condal (Hercules).
Set in the near future, Colony finds Los Angeles in a state of occupation by paparazzi alien intruders. While some humans collaborate with (and thus benefit from) the new “regime,” others rebel and suffer the consequences. At the crux of the story is a family torn by the opposing ideologies.
“Colony is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”
Thought I already posted something about this earlier, can't seem to find it. Not much faith with USA network regarding sci-fi. The 4400 was the last sci-fi series. Last year they also picked up an sci-fi pilot called Horizon, but they decided not to go through with it. Was looking forward to that one.
May 8, 2014
My first thought was, hey Horizon but of course that project has been canned few months back, still pissed about that and I have to first see if this really gets a series order which at this point I doubt but I would love to be surprised! See post below:
The network has announced a pipeline of original series in development, including an alien drama from Carlton Cuse.
Colony is set in the very near future – 2015 – in Los Angeles, which is occupied by aliens with whom some humans collaborate and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, Colony was written and is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Lost) and Ryan Condal (the upcoming Hercules).