Josh Holloway-Sarah Wayne Callies Vehicle Colony Ordered to Series at USA

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.”

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28 Comments
  1. Kubrick says:

    “a humanistic take on a story set in the near future” sounds like the tagline CBS made for Intelligence. And we all know what happened to that show.

  2. It reminds me of the original V television series, in which Los Angeles was basically under the control of the aliens (though it served more of a Casablanca-type location where both aliens and humans could interact). I like the premise.

  3. Zack Quinti says:

    Falling V Skies

  4. Dean says:

    Never thought I’d see the day a scifi show would be on the USA network. They must really be desperate.

  5. Jon says:

    Hey USA, show titles can be more than one word.

  6. javadude54 says:

    Another alien invasion drama? Pass.

  7. Sheri H says:

    I’m so very excited about this new show. If it’s even half as good as “The Walking Dead” (my current favorite), then it should be pretty good. We shall see…

  8. betty says:

    You had me at Josh Holloway.

  9. Ncooke says:

    Why does every show HAVE TO center around a FBI agent? Some of us in real life have a morgage to pay

  10. Amber says:

    IM SO BEYOND EXCITED TO HAVE SARAH ON MY TV AGAIN OMFNDKDMDKD MY BABY

  11. E says:

    Sarah and Josh? hello, I will try this show out for sure.

  12. Lea says:

    I usually end up hating the characters Sarah Wayne Callies plays (Prison Break, TWD). I will give this a chance tho (JOSH & CARLTON OMG <3)

  13. Viv says:

    I wish that it is good. Just because of Josh Holloway, but personally… I´m not a big fan of Alien shows (I love Noah Whyle and I never made it through all seasons of Falling Skies… sigh). That being said: I am a big USA fan (although I still upset over Covert Affairs…). So, we´ll see.

  14. Liza says:

    I would watch Josh Holloway read the newspaper for an hour!

  15. James says:

    Spielberg’s ‘Falling Skys’ hasn’t finished yet, can’t imagine ‘Colony’ will be that different as a Sci Fi soap, not unless it’s a refreshing reimagining of the ET theme, free of likely comparisons to real life human multiculturalism and illegal immigration.

  16. Becky says:

    The only show I could watch on USA was In Plain Sight. Glad to finally have another that looks interesting.

  17. Robin says:

    When is the first episode! I’m excited!

  18. Ileana George says:

    Excited!