USA NETWORK RENEWS CARLTON CUSE AND RYAN CONDAL DRAMA 'COLONY' FOR SEASON 3
Third Season Is Co-Produced by Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - April 4, 2017 - USA Network today announced a Season 3 pickup of the critically acclaimed science fiction drama COLONY. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY currently airs Thursdays at 10/9c, and will culminate on April 6 in the highly-anticipated season finale. Throughout its season 2 run, COLONY has been the #1 cable scripted series on Thursday nights in P2+.* The 13-episode third season will premiere on USA in 2018.
"COLONY continues to fire on all cylinders creatively, with Carlton, Ryan and our incredible cast and crew striking a deep chord around the themes of humanity, survival and family," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "Along with our partners Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, we can't wait to see what's in store for our heroes next season."
"When Carlton and Ryan first pitched COLONY, they described it as 'the Nazi occupation of France, with aliens.' In a world increasingly filled with uncertainty about authoritarian regimes, Season 3 will forge an even deeper connection with our audience," said Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "It's a quality show that we know will stand the test of time."
"Legendary Television is so proud, and so appreciative, of the wonderful work that Carlton, Ryan, and our superb cast and crew have done on the first two seasons of this astoundingly timely show," said Lauren Whitney, Legendary's President of Scripted Television. "We have excellent partners in UCP and USA, and we look forward to the big plans that Carlton and Ryan have for Season 3 of COLONY."
In Season 2 of COLONY, alien intelligence is still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. With their secrets exposed, Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie Bowman (Sarah Wayne Callies) are united in their battle for survival - against both Collaborators and the Resistance. As the fight for liberty intensifies, the Bowmans are forced to flee from their home. Hunted at every turn, they must take dangerous measures to keep their family together while trying to escape the Los Angeles bloc.
From executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel," "The Strain") and Ryan Condal ("Rampage," "Hercules"), the drama co-produced by Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions stars Holloway, Callies, Tory Kittles, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti, Jacob Buster, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Alex Neustaedter, Adrian Pasdar and Tony Plana.
Twitter and Instagram: @ColonyUSA
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA's award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Legendary Television:
Legendary Television produces and distributes quality content for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms worldwide. The studio is currently in production on the first season of LOST IN SPACE for Netflix, the first season of THE LOOMING TOWER for Hulu based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, and the third season of LOVE from Judd Apatow for Netflix. Season one of DOWNWARD DOG, which is the first network comedy to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, premieres on ABC in May 2017. This will be the third season of Legendary Television's critically acclaimed science-fiction drama COLONY.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter," "The Sinner" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Killjoys" and "The Magicians" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
* Source: Nielsen; 1/12/17-3/16/17; Thu 8p-11p; all cable entertainment programs (including new episodes and repeats) that aired at least three telecasts; Live+7 data