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Carlton Cuse is a busy man. The writer and showrunner (and co-creator of Lost) already has his hands full with The Strain on FX and Bates Motel on AMC—and he’s completing the trifecta with Colony, a sci-fi series coming to USA Network next month. We first saw footage at Comic Con over the summer, but this Sunday, the network will be airing its first official teaser for the show. Why wait, though? We’ve got it right here here.

The minute-long spot, taken largely from the pilot, gives a good sense of the tone we can expect when Colony premieres on January 14. The show takes place in a near-future Los Angeles, in the aftermath of an event known only as The Arrival. The city is under martial law, governed by some sort of external force (“our hosts,” as one character refers to them). A giant wall keeps much of the city isolated; paramilitary officers patrol the streets, and surveillance drones roam the skies. Inside the “green zone,” ex-FBI agent Will Bowmann (Josh Holloway) is conscripted to fight against an insurgency that’s plotting to topple the invaders and take the city back—a decision his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) isn’t all that pleased about. There’s some splashy FX, and just enough mystery to make this a nice place-setter for what’s shaping up to be a promising show; from the looks of things, USA is continuing the prestige-genre push it began with the stellar Mr. Robot.


A First Look at Colony, the New Show From Lost’s Co-Creator

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