Thora Birch (American Beauty) is set for a major recurring role in USA Network’s upcoming drama series Colony, set to premiere on January 14.

Image (3) usa-network-logo__140412002356-275x121.jpg for post 713863From Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, Colony is set in near-future 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.

Birch, repped by Berwick & Kovacik, will play Morgan, a laid-back software engineer with a conscience. She is best known for her roles in Ghost World and Best Picture Oscar winner American Beauty.