Coming off the success of Mr. Robot, later this year, USA will debut the new genre series, Colony, in the hopes of garnering more audience good-will in its transition away from a known slate of blue skies television. Now, with San Diego Comic-Con upon us, the network has decided it’s the perfect time to unveile the first trailer for the new series [which you can see above].
Created by Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, the series stars Cuse’s fellow Lost-alum Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies and is set for a fall launch during the upcoming 2015/2016 season.
The official synopsis of the series follows:
Set in the near future, Colony centers on a family who must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in L.A., which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, others have rebelled and suffer the consequences.
The most interesting thing happening in this trailer – there’s just enough of the “occupying force” to show the group is formidable, but there’s not enough information to truly grasp just who or what they are. They could be aliens or another country with serious tech. Either way, what’s being shown of them is very interesting. Not to mention that the series itself seems to promise sharp tone and mystery.
All things considered, this one looks like a solid fall drama from a network that’s already reeling from the success of their hacker based Mr. Robot this summer. After that show, and the relatively entertaining Complications, there are a lot of reasons to trust the new crop of programming coming out of USA right now, and Colony feels like it’s going to fall right in line with the new normal of USA (that already includes the phenomenal Suits and very fun Graceland).
At the moment, television is dominating the SDCC conversation this year in a big way. From the world’s first extensive looks at Fear the Walking Dead and Damien, to renewals of series like Teen Wolf, TV appears to have taken big steps with the 2015 San Diego crowd.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more coverage from SDCC all weekend long.
Colony debuts this fall on USA.