July 28, 2014 9:54am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Carlton Cuse Alien Drama Gets Pilot Green Light at USA Network
Carton Cuse is a busy man.
The Lost alum has just nabbed his second pilot order this season, this time for an alien drama set up at USA Network.
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Colony, created and exec produced by Cuse and Hercules' Ryan Condal, is a naturalistic drama about a family forced to make difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving an existential threat to the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in L.A., which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.
The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions and Legendary Television. It becomes Cuse's fifth project overall, joining Amazon pilot Point of Honor and three series: A&E's Bates Motel and The Returned reboot as well as FX's adaptation of The Strain.