USA Network has given a pilot order to “Colony,” (working title), a drama set in the near future about a family trying to stay together while also surviving the struggle of the human race after an alien invasion.
Variety had previously reported that the project from Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Strain,” “Bates Motel”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) had been on USA’s development slate. It joins USA’s previously announced drama pilot pick-ups “Stanistan” (working title), a dramedy about a group of State Department workers, CIA operatives and journalists working in a fictional Middle Eastern country, and “Mr. Robot” (working title), about an antisocial hacker who uses his skills to protect those he cares about — and finds himself at odds with his cybersecurity bosses.
“’Colony’ is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”
A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, “Colony” was written and is executive produced by Cuse and Condal.