DISCOVER ALL THE NEWS ABOUT COLONY SEASON 4 ON NETFLIX! RELEASE DATE, RENEWAL, AND MORE...
The colony is available on Netflix! If you want to know all about the Season 4 release, read on! The futuristic series followed the Bowman family's journey and their survival after a band of humanoid aliens sought refuge and took control of Earth following an attack by an even worse alien species.
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Overall, the series is well crafted and shows that, even in the event of an alien invasion, it is “the foreign agents who instill fear and hide in humanity. Those who pit us against each other, often in pathetic and violent ways, are the most dangerous. If the occupation you witness in Colony reminds you of historical events, you are not wrong, as the Causes said the series was intended as a metaphor for France during the Nazi occupation. "
The colony is one of those American series that portrays a dystopian storyline and includes elements of drama. It was designed by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, the former being known to have directed Lost. After its recent release on Netflix, fans want to know if a Colony Season 4 will be released soon on the streaming platform!
WHAT IS THE RELEASE DATE FOR COLONY SEASON 4 ON NETFLIX?
The third season was released on Netflix on May 2, 2021. It featured 13 episodes of approximately 40 minutes! However, Colony Season 3 premiered on May 2, 2018. On July 21, 2018, USA Network announced that the series had been canceled. There have been many calls for Netflix and Amazon Prime to resume the series. Currently, there have been no renewal or cover announcements made for Colony Season 4!
The report suggests that audience ratings may have played a role in the USA's decision to end the series and not to. It began airing on Wednesday after airing on Thursday evening. Colony’s audience figures have fallen to an average of 1.3 million viewers. Which is a drop from its start to around 2.2 million viewers.
USA Network has not confirmed additional reasons for the series being discontinued. But the fans are not happy with this news. You get it, you won't be seeing Colony Season 4 on Netflix right now, if any announcements are made we'll keep you informed.
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Josh Holloway on Joining 'Yellowstone' Season 3, How 'Colony' Was Supposed to End, and the 'Lost' Finale
By Christina Radish
"They had it all planned, but they didn’t get to do it."
Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner), who controls the largest cattle ranch in the United States. But with the ranch always in constant conflict with an expanding town, it’s no surprise that antagonistic hedge fund manager Roarke Morris (Josh Holloway) shows up with an interest in the land and a readiness to cause trouble.
During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Josh Holloway talked about joining a TV show that he was already a big fan of, the appeal of a project like Yellowstone, how much his character changed by the end of the season, why this is a guy who’s always up for a challenge, and getting to go toe-to-toe with Kevin Costner. He also talked about where things would have gone if his last TV series Colony had gotten a fourth season, how he feels about the way his story arc concluded on Lost, and the animated feature that he’s looking to get made.
COLLIDER: This is a great show, but the scenery is also a big appeal.
JOSH HOLLOWAY: That’s one big reason why it was my favorite show on TV. It just took me there. It takes you to the Rockies. It takes you out there. You’re like, “Oh, my god, I wanna be there.” That’s what attracted me to the show. They create such a beautiful world and do a hell of a job with that.
When this came your way, you were already a fan of the show and had already watched it. Because of that, was it an immediate yes for you?
HOLLOWAY: Yeah, I immediately started jumping up and down and going, “Yes, it’s my show! I’m on my show!” I loved it. I was so shocked. I remember, I was riding in a car to go on a fly fishing trip with my buddy in Oregon, and we got the call and I was like, “Wow, yee-haw!,” in the car. I love to work on things that I’m inspired by. Probably a week before, I was sitting on the couch with my wife going, “Babe, I’ve gotta get on a show like this. This is what I like.” We were just having that conversation, so it was pretty funny when I got the call. And I was all excited thinking, it’s been 17 years and no one has booked me as a cowboy yet. I’d ridden horses with Taylor [Sheridan] all day, a couple of years before. I was like, “Finally, he knows I’m a cowboy. I can do this.” And he cast me as a hedge fund guy. I was like, “Really, bro? You bastard.” But it’s awesome. I love being on the show, in any capacity. This is an interesting one. It’s not stereotypical for me, Josh Holloway, so I really appreciated him trusting me to handle it.
Does it feel different when you join something where you know the characters and you’re trying to figure out how your character fits into these characters that you’ve been watching?
HOLLOWAY: Yes, it is. As an artist, you got can’t prejudge things too much and you’ve gotta let them let them live, but it’s also great ‘cause I know their triggers and viewpoints. When you’re doing any sort of scene with anyone, the more secrets you know, and the more you know about them but they don’t know about you, it’s good. You can use that in a scene. But I was shocked when I went in. I was like, “Okay, this Beth character, I wonder what kind of person she’s gonna be to work with. My god! She’s been hard.” And then, I met Kelly
[Reilly] in the trailer and she was this sweet, wonderful English lady and I was like, “Oh, my god, this is not what I expected, at all.” So, that was cool. That was great. So, I knew a little bit about them, which to me, is an advantage. I enjoyed it.
Were you aware of the full story arc for your character, from the beginning, or was it something that you continued to learn about, as you played him?
HOLLOWAY: I continue to learn about it. This is a projection, ‘cause I don’t know this, but like on Lost, as the season goes on, they were tailoring the characters to our personalities, in a way, and that kind of happened with this. That’s the sign of an amazing writer, who’s very agile. They will adjust to the actors they’ve got, and pull out their strong points. So, Roarke grew, as it went on because he is not where Taylor and I discussed him being, at the end. He’s taken a different direction than what we discussed, in the beginning, which I love. I’m like, “Right on, man. You’re the writer. I’ll do it. You throw it on a paper, I’ll bring it alive.” It was cool.
This is a guy that seems to like and even enjoy people who give him a bit of trouble. Is that because he sees it as a challenge, and he’s somebody who’s always up for a challenge?
HOLLOWAY: It’s his comfort zone. This is what he does, every day. He goes to war with people. He is the inevitable progress. He’s the velvet steamroller. He will not stop, and you can’t stop it. He’s very confident in that because that’s what he does, every day. It’s like a surgeon. If I think about a surgeon, I’m scared to death, but if you’re a surgeon and you do it, every day, that’s your comfort zone, cutting somebody open. It seems messed up, but that’s what we are, as human beings. Our comfort zone becomes what we do, every day. So, yeah, he likes a little challenge and he likes something different. He’s always getting challenged, but if it’s by a beautiful woman, who is actually super smart, then he’s like, “Wow, I’m challenged and intrigued. I like this. Okay, let’s go!” That’s what he’s found in Beth, and that’s what he likes.
A show like Yellowstone seems particularly fun because it’s about the character drama and there isn’t a mythology there. It’s just these humans having interactions, which is a different kind of storytelling and doesn’t leave you with unanswered mythology questions.
HOLLOWAY: That’s true. There are all sorts of layers to Yellowstone, but it’s immediately understandable to our psyche will and our emotional body. Whereas when you have all of the mythology, everyone’s got a different idea about it, which is what I love. That’s what mythology does. With Yellowstone, they lay it out and tell you, this person represents this, this person represents that, and we understand those things ‘cause we deal with them, all the time. I was extremely attracted to this show ‘cause I’ve had a cabin in Jackson Hole for the past nine years, and I know all of these issues that are being discussed on Yellowstone. They’ve been around forever, from the clash with ranchers and environmentalists, and big oil and gas, and the Native Americans. All of those issues are real and they’re happening right now, and Taylor knows all about that. He’s got a place that’s not far from my place, and I could throw a rock and hit his mom’s house. He’s intimate with all of that and knows all of these issues, so the show is real and rich, in that way.
What’s it like to get to go toe-to-toe in a scene with an actor like Kevin Costner? What have you enjoyed about working with him and the way that he approaches the work?
HOLLOWAY: I love working with legends ‘cause it’s just so intimidating. Strangely enough, I’ve gotten comfortable being uncomfortable in this business. A lot of time, I get some nerves, but it doesn’t really shake you like that. When you work with a legend, you’re shaking in your boots for the first 15 minutes. I’m like, “Damn, I hope I don’t fuck this up!” Kevin Costner is a legend, and I’m one of his biggest fans. You don’t wanna be a fanboy. You wanna be professional and kick some ass. It was wonderful working with him because he was very present, very humble, and still doing the work and not phoning it in. I just have huge respect for that. I had respect for him already, but this is TV and not even a big movie, and he’s doing the work and very present. I was just happy to see that. When you meet a legend who just blows you off, and if they don’t care about the work, it’s disappointing, but this was not that. Kevin was awesome, and on fire.
The last time that we spoke was for Colony, and that show very much ended on a cliffhanger and didn’t really get to have the wrap-up that it would have had, if it could have wrapped up how hit wanted to. Had you ever had any conversations about what a Season 4 for that show would have been about and where things would have gone, in the story, if there had been time to plan a proper ending?
HOLLOWAY: Yes, they had a plan through Season 5, and we were all, of course, pretty bummed. Artistically, you bring a character to life like that and you want some redemption and some closure with it. So, it was about to be the big war. He was gonna be shot up to space and altered in a Jason Bourne kind of way, and come back as a bad-ass and have the big war. And then, Wayne Brady’s character had a redemption plan for the whole world, so that we would reset the world. It was a great ending. They had it all planned, but they didn’t get to do it. He got shot up to space in a rubber diaper. That’s how we got to end. Fantastic!
Is that hard, as an actor, when you play a character and invest yourself in that character, and then you don’t get to have that conclusion?
HOLLOWAY: It’s frustrating because that’s where you’re left. If I think of Will Bowman, I have a sinking little jab right in my bread basket. It’s right in my gut, like a knife jab ‘cause it’s not finished. They left my family, going on a death mission. Anytime I think about it, that’s where I’m left, right there. I’m like, “That don’t feel good.” But that’s my job, so you deal with it and it’s all good. They have a life. There are a lot of characters running around in this body of mine.
At the same time, Lost had its conclusion, but it’s a conclusion that will probably forever be debated and discussed. Are you personally happy with how your character arc concluded on that show?
HOLLOWAY: Yes, I am. He survived. There came a point where Sawyer just didn’t understand any of the shit that was going on and didn’t care. He was like, “I don’t give a shit. I’m gonna survive. I’m gonna survive this shit, and I don’t even know why.” But he did, and he made it. I have closure there, with that. Of course, we all didn’t know how they were gonna end that show and whether they needed to run for the hills, if they did it wrong. The problem with a great hit show, with an amazing, intricate, layered story is that there’s no way out of it. Look at The Sopranos, it just ended. Shit, how do you do it? That’s why I’m not a writer. I can always point my finger and say, “They did it. I just did what they wrote.”
When you get to do a job like this, where you’re doing scenes delivering dialogue while fly fishing and you’re just out in nature like that, is it hard to find the next thing to follow that up with that doesn’t take you back inside of a studio soundstage?
HOLLOWAY: This changed me, a little bit. When you fly into Salt Lake City and drive up to Park City, you’re in the beauty of it. I was like, “How can I shoot in this studio, right here in Utah?” I don’t know. I’ll go wherever my career takes me, but would I love to do an outdoor Western, or anything outside? Yes, I would. I enjoy the hell out of it. I thrive in the outdoors more than the indoors. Have you got any ideas?
At this point, with the fact that nobody seems to know quite how to get back to production, I’m just recommending animation projects.
HOLLOWAY: Yes! As a matter of fact, I just finished writing an animated thing because we were like, “Well, damn, what are we gonna do? Let’s do an animated feature.” So, I’m about to start pitching that. I’ve got that covered, but I’m not in that one, so far.
What kind of animated feature is that?
HOLLOWAY: I wrote a thing with a buddy, that’s called Califurnia Dreaming because it’s all animals. It’s basically about this little kid, like Natalie Portman in The Professional. It’s this little L.A. grommet, and her story of trying to get her life and family back together. And it’s about all of these friends from all over the world, so you’ve got a chef from Paris and a boxer from Cuba, and they’ve all come to Hollywood to try to make it, in their own way, but what they end up doing is forming an amazing friendship, and they facilitate the dream of this little girl. It’s awesome. It’s about that journey, when you come to Hollywood to try to make it. It’s a fun romp. It’s fun to write an animated thing because the rules change a little bit. You can make characters do things that humans can’t do, so it’s fun. And I’ve realized, with my friend, who’s an animator, we already did the journey. If it gets sold, that’s fine and that’ll be another journey. But to write it and to see it done and to be proud of it, we already got that moment. We did it, and it’s awesome.
Yellowstone airs on Sunday nights on the Paramount Network.
The reel was presented before the film’s second trailer was unveiled.
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Colony Season 4: Things We Know So Far
Colony is a science fiction television series that made its debut in 2016 on US Network. Following its first premiere, the show dropped two more installments in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Its last season aired in May, and since then there’s no word about its next part. Fans worldwide have also signed thousands of petitions to bring the show back. But sadly, in July 2018, US Network canceled the contract with the series makers.
Revealing Colony’s Past Plot Twists
Colony is a futuristic series that follows the story of the Bowman family consisting of Will Bowman (matriarch), Katie Bowman ( his wife), Charlie ( their younger son), and Bram ( their elder son) amid an alien invasion, referred to as Hosts. The dystopia series portrays an organization, Transitional Authority imposing a military regime in the city. Following the Alien’s arrival, a colony ( boundary walls across the city) is formed and the occupation is set in place.
Furthermore, there are stringent measures to keep things under control. Some of them include restrictions on the movement of people, curfews with shoot-at-sight orders, electronic identity checks, and digital surveillance. The intervention results in the launch of a resistance movement. Will Bowman is forced to work for Redhat’s homeland security, and assist them in finding and obliterating the members opposing the Hosts and The Authority. Later he discovers that Katie, his wife, is a part of the Resistance movement. Season two marks the reunion of their lost son, Charlie with his parents and brother. The third part ended on a cliffhanger, leaving behind a trail of questions. Colony draws inspiration from history, so don’t be surprised if it brings back a hundred thousand stories of the past.
Is Colony 4 Coming Out?
While fans awaited Colony season 4, the news of the cancellation came as a surprise. There are gossips that the drastic drop in the viewership led to this decision. While some speculations throw light on its increased production cost, which led to US Network making the big announcement. Yet Ryan Condal, the show’s executive producer, discloses the reasons behind it are a bit complicated.
Here’s hoping that the streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime plan to pick up the show and break us the good news soon.
Till then, wait patiently and binge-watch this phenomenal sci-fi series on the streaming channels. And watch this space to know about any latest development in Colony Season 4.
Also, we’ve got you some news regarding Orange is the new Black season 8. Do check it out!
When it comes to sci-fi TV series, one of those brilliant masterpieces is the Colony web series.
The show had three seasons that aired in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2018, the USA network broke the bad news that there will be no Colony Season 4.
As of now, no official reasons have come to light regarding the cancellation. However, there are some believable speculations regarding the same.
The viewer count of the show had declined drastically from 2.2 million to 1.3 million.
Moreover, some speculate that the show’s storyline had lost its focus. This is because Carlton Cuse, the show’s co-creator, has diverted his focus towards his Jack Ryan TV series.
Some also suggest the reason behind the cancellation to be the change in production location. The production was moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles.
The above points provide a rough idea about the cancellation of the show.
Nothing has been communicated verbally by the USA network. However, the executive producer of the show, Ryan Condal, said that the reasons are complicated.
What was Colony all about?
Colony depicts the trials and tribulations of the Bowman family during the Alien invasion.
Season one was majorly an intro toward the characters. Will is the head of the Bowman family, consisting of his wife Katie, elder son Bram, and younger son Charlie.
Charlie gets separated from the family during the Alien invasion.
Season two is entirely focused on the ideological differences between Will and his wife, Katie. While Will is forced to work for the invaders, his wife is part of the resistance.
Although the motive of the couple is similar, yet their methodology of achieving it is strikingly different. Charlie is finally reunited with the family.
Season three is set several months ahead of the incidents of season two. The family is hiding in a log cabin for six months. Soon they are attacked and forced to leave.
The Bowmans find a resistance camp. The rest of the season is pretty dramatic based on ensuing battles and the dilemma to be on which side.
Will Colony 4 air anytime in the future?
Well, there are fans that have launched a petition to convince the USA Network. However, the odds of the show starting again are pretty low at the moment.
Colony 4 can only be revived if it is picked up by other streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. This is possible, but the main deterrent in this is the high production cost of the show.
Some suggest that the Colony web series should be given an appropriate ending via a movie. We don’t know what will happen, but as of now, there is no season 4 of Colony.
If you are a die-hard fan of the science fiction TV series, you can rewatch the previous seasons. Moreover, let’s hope that streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime will pick up the show.
Online journalism and the expanse of the digital platform is what intrigued Pavneet to move towards the development of content over the internet platform. As a movie buff, she loves to read and write about the latest developments in the field of entertainment, especially about the latest TV series.
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Colony canceled at USA Network: What’s next?
Though fans of the show had been hoping for a renewal, word came out this weekend that Colony has been canceled. Is there any hope for the show to be saved?
Fans of Colony had their fears become a reality yesterday when it was announced that Colony has been canceled. The sci-fi drama went through its first two seasons as the number one scripted cable series on Thursday nights. However, major changes took place going into season 3.
First, the show was forced to move to Canada, which meant a change in the story as well. Then, one of the creators (Carlton Cuse) stepped away to focus on his new show. The third change was a move from Thursday nights to Wednesday nights. On top of all of this, the third season also started at a different point in the year. Season 1 and 2 began airing in January but the third season was delayed until May.
Wes Tooke was humble in saying that the mistakes were theirs but I have a different take.
An outsider could look at the above changes and single out any one of them for being the reason the ratings dropped and the show was canceled. As a fan, I can tell you that the move from LA did not hurt the show. The change of scenery has been great and the creators did an amazing job of making the Seattle colony interesting. The move felt natural and advanced the story.
I can also tell you Cuse stepping away didn’t hurt the show as I felt this season may have been the best so far creatively. The flashbacks at the beginning of each episode, adding context to the situation, have been a welcome addition and enhanced the show. Getting out of LA also made the world larger and allowed us to see that things weren’t the same everywhere which allowed for some hope.
COLONY — “Mixed Signals” Episode 303 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Holloway as Will Bowman, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Eric Milner/USA Network)
The third and fourth pieces are the biggest culprits in my opinion. First of all, changing the day matters. If the show was a success on a certain day of the week, it doesn’t make sense to move it. You change the shows that it’s up against by doing that alone. Add in the 4-month delay for the start of the new season and now you’re facing an entirely different set of circumstances.
New competition and a longer period of time between episodes would be enough to hurt any show’s ratings and Colony was not the exception. While the drop off in total numbers wasn’t huge, it was a drop. Enough of a drop to make Colony the least watched show on USA Network in the key demographic (adults 18-49). If the network plan is to always drop whatever the lowest show is then this move is understandable despite being unfortunate.
What happens next?
A lot of shows have been canceled over the past few months and several, most notably Brooklyn Nine-Nine, have had successful campaigns around saving them. Currently, fans of the show are pushing for Netflix, SyFy, or Amazon to pick up Colony but none of these campaigns seem to have much traction.
The biggest complaint by most fans is that the show will seemingly not have a conclusion. This Wednesday’s episode is the season, and now series, finale and there had been speculation that they may have been somewhat prepared for it to come to an end. It appears that the war between the humans and the alien species is set to begin at some point in the episode so we’ll at least leave off on a new chapter beginning.
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If the show isn’t picked up some fans are also pushing for the writers to conclude the story with a novel or comic. There is plenty of story to be told and I think that this would be a great way to go. There were probably at least two more seasons of story left to tell and the 1.5 million or so fans of the show will want to get that conclusion. We’ll stay tuned for any updates on the show being picked up or continued via another medium.
Colony returns for its final episode on USA Network Wednesday, July 25 at 10/9 Central.
As of now, every fan has been kept away from the news about the fourth season of Colony. In this article, we will connect you with the answer that you deserve to know: Is Colony coming back for the fourth season?
A Peek Into The Storyline
One of the most loved science-fiction is based on the invasion of Earth by aliens. The sudden arrival of the aliens spreads panic among the civilians. The moment everyone decides to make peace with the invasion, aliens begin to establish their dictatorship. This is when the Bowman family gets separated from their son, Bram Bowman.
Bram Bowman allegedly gets abducted by the aliens on suspicion of him being a member of a group that is fighting the alien invasion. Will Bowman decides to fight back by becoming a part of Redhat’s which is a collaboration of humans and aliens. He is tasked with killing all the members of the Resistance.
Resistance is a group of humans who are secretly working to free their land from invasion. Unaware of the fact that Katie Bowman, wife of Will Bowman, is a member of the Resistance, Will sets out on the mission to kill the members of the Resistance.
After discovering that Katie is a part of the Resistance, Will and Katie join forces to exchange critical information and bring their son back.
The three main characters of the Colony series were Will Bowman, Katie Bowman, and Bram Bowman played by Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Alex Neutaedter, respectively.
Will Bowman takes up the job to act as a member of Redhat due to his prior experience of working as an FBI Special Agent. Katie Bowman, apart from being a secret member of the Resistance, works as the owner of a New Orleans-themed bar called, The Yonk. Bram Bowman is the teenage son who gets abducted by the aliens. In an attempt to return home, he tries to find a way of crossing the wall and returning home.
When Can We Expect The Release
The creators of the series, Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, have not announced the expansion of the series in its fourth season. An official announcement was expected to be made; however, USA Network canceled the series on the day it premiered the finale of the third season.
The series currently stands canceled by USA Network as the third season is the conclusion of the series.
Things You May Want To Know About Colony Season 4
After USA Network announced the cancellation of the series, fans went to a hyperactive mode and started demanding the network to come back with the fourth season. While the rough storyline or cast has not been talked about anywhere on the internet, fans have started a petition asking USA Network to bring back the Colony Series with the fourth season. The online petition has collected more than 48,900 signatures till now.
Fans have also requested all the OTT platforms to revive the show. The request has been made in the online petition.
Summing It Up
Getting separated from family is tough. If it happens because of an alien invasion then the situation gets tense. The creators may seem excited to come back with the fourth season but USA Network is still firm on its decision. We can only hope for an OTT platform to do justice.
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Colony (TV series)
2016 American science fiction television series
This article is about the 2016 American TV series. For other uses, see Colony (disambiguation).
Colony was an American science fictiondrama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. A ten-episode first season premiered with an online preview release of the first episode on USA Network's website on December 15, 2015, following the launch of a game-like website to promote the show. The series had its broadcast premiere on USA Network on January 14, 2016. In April 2017, Colony was renewed for a third season which premiered on May 2, 2018. On July 21, 2018, USA Network announced they had cancelled the series after three seasons.
In a dystopian near-future Los Angeles, residents live under a regime of military occupation by an organization known as the Transitional Authority. The Authority serves an extraterrestrial group referred to as the "Hosts", about whom little is known until later in the series (an alien robotic race finds itself hunted, who came to Earth to use humans as allies and labor in their own battle). The symbol of the collaborating forces features stylized birds of prey, or raptors, which gives rise to their nickname, the "Raps". The Authority enforces Host policy via militarized police called Homeland Security and nicknamed the "Redhats" for the red helmet cover of their otherwise black tactical attire.
The Hosts took control on a day known simply as the "Arrival". That day began with massive worldwide communication interference and jamming, which came after a weeklong hunt for relevant key figures around the world. Late that day, massive rectangular blocks descended from the sky, linking together to build walls dividing the city. One of these walls, 20 to 30 stories tall, many meters thick and many miles in length, surrounds the central part of Los Angeles, where the series is set. Other similar walls have been constructed around neighbouring urban areas, called "blocs", with the whole referred to as a "colony". Traffic passes through the walls at heavily secured checkpoints, called "gateways", which allow the Authority to strictly control the movement of people and the distribution of consumables, such as food and fuel, which are rationed. The geographical extent of the alien invasion is unclear, but later scenes in the series shows Authority members from all over the world - hence making the invasion scale worldwide.
A privileged class of elites, drawn by the Hosts from the local population, are denigrated by some bloc residents as collaborators. The ruling forces maintain control through the separation of family members, shoot-on-sight curfews, forced disappearances, random checkpoints, frequent electronic identity checks, limitation of motor vehicle usage (most people walk or ride bicycles), pervasive visual propaganda, slave labor in a place called the "Factory" (later revealed to be located on the Earth's moon to mine radioactive materials), and massive continuous electronic surveillance with both hidden cameras as well as host-provided drone aircraft that launch from hangar bays inside the wall and capable of killing humans by extremely lethal high energy weaponry. Some medical problems, such as diabetes, have been "deemed unworthy for treatment" by the Hosts, to cull the population.
A resistance movement is referred to as both the "Resistance" and the "Insurgency". An informal barter-based black market has also sprung up, trading in surplus materials and home-produced goods.
Allusion to historical events
In a May 21, 2015, interview with Collider, executive producer Carlton Cuse stated that the show was "conceived as a metaphor for France during the Nazi occupation". In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Ryan Condal detailed that the original concept behind Colony was that they "were actually inspired by Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII, where people went on living their lives, having coffee in street-side cafes while Nazi officers marched along the roads".
The series begins less than a year after the arrival of aliens who occupy Earth. It follows the Bowmans and their extended family in Los Angeles. Their son, Charlie, was on a school sports trip and was separated from them when alien walls sectioned off part of the city. The father, Will Bowman, is a former FBI agent and retired Army Ranger who reluctantly joins the Redhats (humans collaborating with the aliens) and is tasked with tracking down members of the Resistance, after being threatened that he and his family would be sent to "the Factory" if he did not comply. Unbeknownst to Will, his wife, Katie, is an operative in the Resistance. She later reveals this, and they begin to trade information. Their son, Bram, discovers a way under the wall, and later joins a rival resistance group.
Cast and characters
- Kim Rhodes as Rachel (season 1): A doctor and Resistance cell member
- Paul Guilfoyle as Alexander Quayle (season 1): A former CIA Berlin station chief and Defense Intelligence Agency officer turned Los Angeles Resistance leader
- Cooper J. Friedman as Hudson (seasons 1–2): Madeline's diabetic son
- Carl Weathers as Bolton "Beau" Miller (season 1): A retired San Francisco Police Department officer and Homeland Security officer and Will Bowman's partner
- Ally Walker as Helena Goldwyn: Chief of staff and later Governor-General of the Los Angeles Colony of which the Bloc is a part
- Kathy Baker as Phyllis (season 1): Will's boss at Homeland Security whom he suspects (and she implies) is a former CIA agent
- Kathleen Rose Perkins as Jennifer McMahon (seasons 1–2): A former online dating servicedatabase administrator turned Homeland Security agent, below Phyllis and above Will and Beau
- Gonzalo Menendez as Captain Lagarza (season 1): A Redhat officer
- Erin Way as Lindsey (seasons 1–2): The Proxy government-provided tutor for Gracie Bowman
- Kathryn Morris as Charlotte Burgess (season 1): A cultural director in the green zone who becomes Maddie's boss
- Adrian Pasdar as Nolan Burgess (seasons 1–2): Charlotte's husband and an important player in the politics of the occupational government
- Bethany Joy Lenz as Morgan (season 2):[a] A software engineer and Los Angeles Resistance member
- Charlie Bewley as Eckhart (seasons 1–2): A Resistance cell member
- Victor Rasuk as BB (seasons 1–2): A Resistance cell member
- Carolyn Michelle Smith as Devon (season 2): Will's partner at the FBI before the Arrival
- Mac Brandt as Sgt. Jenkins (season 2): A labor camp guard
- Jessica Parker Kennedy as Maya (season 2): A prisoner at the labor camp who befriends Bram
- Max Arciniega as Edison (season 2): A prisoner at the labor camp and accomplice of Maya
- Christian Clemenson as Dan Bennett (season 2): The new head of Homeland Security
- Toby Huss as Bob Burke (season 2): A scheming former Internal Affairs detective who is assigned as Will Bowman's new partner at Homeland Security
- William Russ as Hennessey (season 2): An ex-spy and friend of Broussard
- Laura Innes as Karen (season 2): The leader of a violent anti-collaboration group in Los Angeles
- Keiko Agena as Betsy (season 2): A co-worker of Will Bowman and Jennifer at Homeland Security
- Meta Golding as Noa (season 2): A member of a Resistance cell from outside the walls
- John Hoogenakker as Scott Garland (season 3): A former FBI agent turned Greyhat lieutenant who is charged with hunting the Resistance in the Pacific Northwest
- Peyton List as Amy Leonard (season 3): A doctor and Resistance dispatcher who works with Broussard but distrusts Will
- Graham McTavish as Andrew MacGregor (season 3): A former conspiracy theorist who now leads a Resistance cell based in the forest
- Waleed Zuaiter as Vincent (season 3): The second-in-command of MacGregor's Resistance cell
- Wayne Brady as Everett Kynes (season 3): Head of the autonomous Seattle colony
- Stephen Lobo as Roy Morrow (season 3): Everett Kynes' long time friend and colleague
- Nicki Micheaux as Michelle (season 3): Katie's superior at her job at the Seattle Refugee Assistance program
- E.J. Bonilla as Harris (season 3): An investigator and bodyguard for Everett Kynes
- David Paetkau as Adam Ford (season 3): An investigator and bodyguard for Everett Kynes
- Will Brittain as Dave O'Neill (season 3): A mysterious acquaintance of Harris and Ford
- Elise Gatien as Meadow (season 3): Bram's new girlfriend in the Seattle colony
- Chris William Martin as Roger (season 3): Everett Kynes' assistant
- Barclay Hope as Sal (season 3): Meadow's father and Bram's superior in the Citizens Safety Patrol
Season 1 (2016)
- ^The pilot episode was released online on December 15, 2015.
Season 2 (2017)
Season 3 (2018)
The show has received generally positive reviews. On Metacritic it holds a score of 69/100, based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a score of 84%, based on 31 reviews. The critics' consensus reads: "Colony offers an engaging enough narrative, a few scares, and an overall good time, even if none of it is particularly original".
Stephen King praised the series, saying: "In a year of remarkable TV, Colony is really something special: smart, suspenseful, subversive... thought-provoking".
Awards and nominations
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