Carlton Cuse, the transmedia pioneer who was one of the main producers and writers behind ABC’s “Lost” and is a showrunner on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” has received a pilot order from USA Network for his new drama project, with the working title “Colony,” EW.com’s Inside TV reports.
The project, set in a future Los Angeles where a “force of outside intruders” occupies the city, is described as a “naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.”
The pilot was written by Cuse and Ryan Condal of “Hercules,” with both men on board as executive producers.
In a press release announcing the pickup, USA Network President Chris McCumber said: “’Colony’ is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world. We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”