There’s a new American drama coming to Sky 1 this week that we think you need to watch, Colony.
The new TV show premieres on April 7 at 9pm, and there’s plenty of reasons to watch this new sci-fi drama that’s sure to have you hooked on the edge of your seat.
Here’s what you need to know about the USA Network show.
Lost veterans reunite
Colony reunites Josh Holloway with the show’s executive producer Carlton Cuse.
In the not-too-distant future, Los Angeles has been invaded and occupied by outside forces, causing a rift between the city’s residents; some have collaborated with the occupation, while others are rebelling and suffering the consequences that come with that choice. Former FBI agent Will Bowman and his wife, Katie, must consider their familial obligations when making their decision because they were separated from their son, Bram, during the invasion. Proxy Snyder, a cunning and powerful leader within the occupational government, offers Will the opportunity to get Bram back if he works with the invading faction. Will’s decision doesn’t sit well with Katie, but the couple risk their lives — and their relationship — to protect their family.
Another face you’ll recognise
Sarah Wayne Callies of Prison Break and The Walking Dead fame, plays Holloway’s wife Katie in the show.
Big names behind the scenes
The first three instalments of the series are all directed by Juan José Campanella, a TV veteran who won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for the 2009 Argentine thriller The Secret in Their Eyes.
It’s been renewed for a second series
If you’re wondering whether you should commit to the series only to late find out there’s only going to be one season, then you’ll be happy to know that USA Network has already renewed it for a second season, according to Variety.
The series maintained a low-but-steady ratings in the US, averaging 1.27 million viewers per episode.
It’s not on for too long
Another big draw of this debut series is that it’s only 10 episodes long, so it won’t take up much of your time, and chances are there won’t be a mid-season break either. We hate having to wait months to get the rest of our favourite shows.
It may not be particularly original…
But it’s a compelling show none-the-less, delving into moral and ethical quandaries with complex and engaging characters.
Colony Sky 1 April 7 9pm