USA Network’s newest series, Colony, premieres January 14, and BuddyTV found out what to expect and what makes it different from other series in the same genre from series star Josh Holloway and creators and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal.

Watch the video interview with Josh Holloway and creators/EPs Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal:

Here are a few highlights:

  • It’s not as much about science fiction as there is a “science fiction backdrop,” according to Cuse. Los Angeles has been invaded by a mysterious force, but you really don’t see them. They’ve installed a proxy government of humans, so instead, it’s about the changes to the rules of society.
  • There is a touch of science fiction that teases the world they’re in near the end of the pilot.
  • It’s not about fighting aliens. Rather, it’s about exploring colonization, occupation, and living under a militarized government, Condal explained.
  • There isn’t a big flashy war that kicks off the series. Instead, it begins further in, said Holloway, showing the after-effects, including decisions and moral compromises that must be made to survive.
  • Holloway’s character is “on a journey,” and while he can do the physical, his “superpower” is his mental capabilities. He’s more of a man hunter, more about putting puzzles together.

Colony premieres Thursday, January 14 at 10pm on USA Network.

(Image courtesy of USA Network; Video: Meredith Jacobs)

Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.