First Trailer for USA's Colony Pits Josh Holloway Against Nazi-Like Sci-Fi Invaders

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 2:55PM
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 2:55PM
First Trailer for USA's Colony Pits Josh Holloway Against Nazi-Like Sci-Fi Invaders
USA's Colony hasn't really been on our radar, in spite of our love for all things Josh Holloway. But it absolutely took over Comic Con this weekend, providing free Uber rides to all attendees and outfitting their cars like in-world military vehicles. Now, the first trailer for the show has been released, and it gives us some insight into the militarized, dystopian, post-invasion world the show is building:



In this trailer, a mostly recognizable Los Angeles has been overtaken by some kind of invading force, and Josh Holloway is separated from his son during the invasion. He then has to decide whether to collaborate with the enemy, personified by House's Peter Jacobsen, in order to get his son back, even though it would put the rest of his family in danger. Significantly, the trailer does not reveal the nature of the invaders, and the official synopsis only refers to them as "a force of outside intruders":

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Colony, which stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies, centers on a family torn by opposing forces who must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which is being occupied 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.
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According to Nerd Reactor, the characters themselves don't know the nature of the intruders. The producers, including Lost's Carlton Cuse, claimed that they wanted to allow the audience to find out along with the characters, but early rumors (and common sense) suggest aliens. The producers also stated that they intended the show to be a World War II allegory to some extent, as they compared the central invasion to the Nazis invasion of France. 

It's difficult to tell whether this show has potential or not. The premise is interesting, and Josh Holloway and Peter Jacobsen are both perfect for their respective roles. But the first footage doesn't feel particularly groundbreaking, and Sarah Wayne Callies seems to be cast in another thankless "nagging wife" role. That being said, it might be worth checking out the pilot just to see the Lost and Walking Dead fandoms collide.

The first season of Colony will consist of ten hourlong episodes, and will air this fall on USA. 
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