Executive producer Carlton Cuse announced four guest stars who’ll be joining USA’s dystopian LA future series Colony: Carl Weathers, three time Emmy winner Kathy Baker from Picket Fences, Kathleen Rose Perkins from Episodes, and CSI’s Paul Guilfoyle. Cuse tried to keep as much as he could under wraps during the panel, however, it was kind of hard considering they showed off the first 11 minutes of the pilot, which received a decent reaction from the jam-packed Room 6BCF.
In Colony, Los Angeles has been occupied by a “mysterious invasion force” says Cuse. Cuse wouldn’t verify if it was aliens or, as he joked, Canadians. Some of the characters on the show choose to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The occupying force are noted in the series with their red hats. Josh Holloway from Lost and Sarah Wayne Callies star.
Ryan Condal revealed that this season is about a family being torn apart by the stress of the occupying force…and the resistance force. Cuse explained that his inspiration for the show stemmed from photos “of the Nazi occupation. There were people sitting at cafes drinking espressos as these Nazi stormtroopers marched by. There was an incongruity. I was fascinated by what we could do in a contemporary setting.”
Cuse further explained about this season that Holloway’s character is an FBI agent who was previously undercover during the arrival. Peter Jacobson’s character comes forward with the proposition for him to work in the government, which puts Holloway’s character and his family in a comprised situation. USA will air the series this fall.