The Bowmans have a long road ahead if they’re going to survive the new world order on USA’s alien occupation drama Colony.
The series, which stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies as Will and Katie Bowman, centers on a family torn by opposing forces — the Collaborators and the Resistance — who must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race, which is being occupied by an alien force known as the Hosts.
In the series premiere, Will was forced to collaborate with the Hosts, who wiped out all higher levels of government and law enforcement before elevating a group of people into power, known as Collaborators, who are given luxuries and protection in exchange for keeping each bloc of humans in line. The luxury, in this case, is the slightest hope that Will’s son, who was lost in the Santa Monica bloc during the invasion, will someday be returned to him.
Little does he know that his wife is actually a member of the resistance. “The central drama of the season is when and how will Will find out that she’s in the resistance and what will happen once he does?” executive producer Carlton Cuse tells EW. “That’s the drama that unfolds across the entire season.”
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Coincidentally, Will has been tasked by the Hosts to hunt down the resistance, but it’ll be a while before he even suspects that the organization is right under his nose. “Will just doesn’t suspect for a minute that she’s really in the resistance,” Cuse says. “That’s a hard thing for him to wrap his head around, because of their relationship.”
But that relationship could be in jeopardy considering the monumental secret that Katie is keeping — and the danger that places the entire family in. “She justifies it to herself by believing that if she’s in the resistance, she’s in a position to help Will, to protect him,” Cuse says. “If she knows what’s going on, she can steer him out of harm’s way. Not only is he hunting down the resistance, but by hunting down the resistance, he becomes a target for the resistance.”
Check out a sneak peek at what’s coming next on Colony, which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA.