Josh Holloway To Topline Carlton Cuse’s USA Pilot ‘Colony’, Juan José Campanella To Direct

It’s a big Lost reunion. Former Lost co-star Josh Holloway has signed on as the lead in Colony, the USA Network drama pilot from Lost executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse. Additionally, Argentinian director Juan José Campanella, foreign language Oscar winner for The Secret In Their Eyes, is set to helm the pilot.

600full-juan-josé-campanellaA co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Prods., Colony is written and executive produced by Cuse and Ryan Condal (Hercules). It is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation. Holloway will play the main character, Will Bowman, a former FBI agent who — to protect his family — is forced to collaborate with the occupational government to bring down the growing resistance movement inside the Los Angeles colony.

This marks a coup for Colony as Holloway had been offered a couple of a dozen pilots since the end of Lost in 2010, and this is only the second that he has agreed to do. The first, CBS’ Intelligence, went to series, in part based on his appeal as a leading man. Probably helping Colony’s case was the fact that Cuse and WME-repped Holloway worked great together on Lost, becoming good friends during the filming of the hit ABC drama.

Campanella directed the pilot and multiple episodes of AMC’s 1980s PC revolution drama Halt And Catch Fire.

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