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Colony: Thora Birch cast in USA drama

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An American Beauty is joining a Colony.

Thora Birch has signed on to the USA espionage/family drama starring Lost vet Josh Holloway and The Walking Dead alum Sarah Wayne Callies, the network confirmed on Friday. 

Created by Lost and Bates Motel executive producer Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, Colony is set in the near future in dystopic L.A., which has come under occupation by a mysterious outside force. Birch will appear in multiple episodes as a recurring cast member, Morgan, who is described as “a laidback software engineer with a conscience.”

Birch, who starred in Ghost World and American Beauty, last appeared on TV in the 2010 Lifetime movie Pregnancy Pact

Fall TV preview

The ten-episode first season of Colony hits the air Jan. 14.