This first trailer for new sci-fi series COLONY has nothing to worry about

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Out of the entire cast of Lost, the one person who I was convinced would be the one to break out on the big screen was Josh Holloway. Rugged good looks, tons of sarcastic wit, oozing charm and very physically capable – it’s like he was custom-built in a factory for Hollywood. Instead, Holloway ended up headlining one interesting but quickly cancelled show (Intelligence), and his most high-profile movie roles to date was as the obligatory inspirational adult in a Step Up ripoff, and the opening 3 minutes of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (it was an awesome 3 minutes though, I might add).

So how to recapture that – pardon the pun – lost glory? Well, teaming up with Carlton Cuse, one of the main showrunners on the multiple award-winning Lost, certainly is a step in the right direction. Especially when that direction is Colony, a new big-budget sci-fi series that also stars The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies, and looks really intriguing as it sets up a contemporary Los Angeles that has been forcefully occupied by… someone? Something? Wait, is the damn smoke monster behind this? Whoever it is, they sure know how to build a wall!

Check it out in the first trailer below, which was shown off during this weekend past’s Comic-Con during the show’s first panel.

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”), “Colony” is set in the very near future, centering on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, “House”) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.

And in case you were wondering, no, you’re not supposed to know who these invaders are; that’s part of the mystery in the show’s first season which co-exec producer Ryan Condal described as being “very self-contained story” and featuring “a lot of mythology elements.”

Now clearly, this sounds a lot like Lost, which may cause some fans to hesitate seeing as how that show, as good as it was, famously either didn’t answer or bungled the answers to some of its biggest mysteries. But Cuse wants to reassure audiences that despite the similarities, he won’t be repeating his mistakes.

“The curtain is kind of right in front of the audience kind of like Lost. Part of the fun in making the show is teasing out all the details of this world: What are these walls? Who are these people? What’s on the other side of the walls?”

“We have answers for all these questions and they will be doled out over the show as it evolves. We have a pretty good plan. We did really think out where this was all going to go.”

Colony is set to debut in the US in October.

Last Updated: July 15, 2015

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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