Colony (TV series)

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Created by
Composer(s) Clinton Shorter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
  • Checco Varese
  • Jeffery Jur
Editor(s) Rick Shane
Russell Denove
Sarah Boyd
Christopher Nelson
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network USA Network
Picture format
Original release January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14) – present
External links
Promotional website

Colony is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies.[1] A 10-episode first season premiered with an online preview release of the first episode on USA Network's website on December 15, 2015, following the launch of a game-like website[2] to promote the show. The series had its broadcast premiere on USA Network on January 14, 2016.[3] In April 2017, Colony was renewed for a third season.[4]


In a dystopian near-future Los Angeles, a couple, Katie (Callies) and Will (Holloway) Bowman live with two of their three children under a regime of military occupation by an organization known as the Colony Transitional Authority. They are part of a larger invading force of extraterrestrial origin who are referred to as the "Hosts", and as the "Raps", apparently a reference to raptors (the logo of the human collaborating forces features a stylized bird of prey). It is said of them that "no one ever sees them". The Hosts have built an enormous wall, around 20–30 stories tall, several meters thick, and many miles in length, which surrounds the central part of Los Angeles, where the series is set. Other similar walls have been constructed around other major cities (now called "Blocs"), while various buildings still display severe damage from the armed conflict during the invasion, known as the "Arrival". The geographical extent of the alien invasion is unclear, but it is presumably worldwide. The occupying forces shown to the viewers are all human, and enforce their occupation via black-and-red-uniformed militarized police with automatic firearms and armored personnel carriers, nicknamed the "Redhats".

A privileged class of elites, the "Proxies", are drawn by the Hosts from the local population, and are denigrated by some residents of the bloc as collaborators. These forces maintain control by separation of loved ones, shoot-on-sight curfews, forced disappearances, random checkpoints and frequent electronic identity checks, limitation of motor vehicle usage to official transport by permit only (most citizens must walk or ride bicycles), pervasive visual propaganda, slave labor in a place called the "Factory" for transgressors (and their families) who are not executed and electronic surveillance with Host-provided drone aircraft that launch from the wall. Some medical problems, such as diabetes, have been "deemed unworthy for treatment" by the Hosts, to cull the population with a crude form of eugenics.

A resistance movement is referred to as both the "Resistance" and the "Insurgency" (without universal support among the population, even among non-Collaborators), alongside a black market, though both are subject to ruthless suppression. A resistance cell based in Los Angeles includes at least one former U.S. military/intelligence operative named Broussard. Most basic resources are rationed by the Transitional Authority, while limited trade is conducted between citizens, bartering home-produced, used, and sometimes stolen items. The apparent leader of the resistance is known by the codename "Geronimo", after the Apache leader. The series begins less than a year after the beginning of the Occupation. The Bowmans seek their middle child (younger son), Charlie, who was separated from them during the Arrival, while they try to survive with meager resources in a changed world that is constantly dangerous despite its urban veneer of order. Will is forced to work for the Redhats to hunt down the Resistance, or his family will be sent to the Factory. Katie, who is (unbeknownst to Will) a member of the Resistance, now has an inside source in Will.

Cast and characters

The cast at Camp Conival presentation for Colony offsite at Petco Park during San Diego Comic-Con 2016. From left: Adrian Pasdar, Tory Kittles, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Ryan Condal, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti and Josh Holloway


  • Josh Holloway as Will Bowman: A former U.S. Army Ranger and FBI Special Agent initially working under the alias Billy "Sully" Sullivan as a truck driver and mechanic.[1][5] To protect his family from being sent to the Factory, and to find his missing son Charlie, Will starts working for the Redhats hunting down Resistance members.
  • Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman: Will's wife and a secret Resistance operative.[1]
  • Peter Jacobson as Alan Snyder: The Proxy Governor of the Los Angeles Bloc and an unrepentant Collaborator.[6] Snyder claims to be a former Stanford University provost but it is later revealed that he was actually the purchasing manager at a small community college who was embezzling money from his employer. Snyder is later removed as Proxy and made warden of a labor camp.
  • Amanda Righetti as Madeline "Maddie" Kenner: Katie's younger sister.[7]
  • Tory Kittles as Eric Broussard: A former U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon/CIA assassin/private military contractor.[8] Now a resistance operative, he works as a Redhat, and is Katie's main Resistance contact.
  • Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman: Will and Katie's teenaged son.[6]
  • Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Kathryn "Gracie" Bowman: Will and Katie's young daughter.[9]
  • Jacob Buster as Charlie Bowman (guest season 1; season 2–): Will and Katie's younger son, who was separated from the rest of his family a year before the start of the series, when the wall went up. He is found by Will at the beginning of season 2 and is finally reunited with his family.[10]



  1. ^ Guest star Thora Birch played Morgan in season 1


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14) March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
2 13 January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)

Season 1 (2016)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 "Pilot" Juan José Campanella Story by : Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal
Teleplay by : Ryan J. Condal
January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14)[a] 1.36[20]
Will Bowman goes looking for his missing son and attempts to smuggle himself to Santa Monica (another walled "Colony Bloc") inside a tractor-trailer truck with the help of a shady character called Spider. At a Rap checkpoint at the Los Angeles Bloc wall, the Resistance detonates a truck bomb in a nearby vehicle. Surviving the blast (as perhaps Spider did not), Will is arrested from the wreckage and kept in a holding pen with various prisoners, including the Collaborator-hating David. Meanwhile, Katie seeks insulin (now a rare commodity) for her nephew, Hudson, from a black-market home chemist and escapes a deal gone bad by pulling a pistol, possession of which is punishable by death. Further risking execution, she violates curfew to contact Will's co-worker Carlos, tries the hospital where the truck-bombing victims are being treated (from where she steals insulin), and finally learns from Resistance contact Broussard that Will has been captured. Proxy Capt. Lagarza has identified Will and taken him to L.A. Governor Snyder, who, above a sumptuous Collaborator cocktail party observing the launch of a Host spacecraft, makes Will an offer he may be unable to refuse and with which Katie may not go along. Snyder shows up at the Bowman residence with armed men to coerce cooperation, but Will demands help in finding their missing son. Katie meets with the leaders of the L.A. resistance.
2 2 "A Brave New World" Juan José Campanella Wes Tooke January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21) 1.26[21]
Will begins his work as an unwilling Transitional Authority agent, working under L.A. Homeland Security's callous bureaucrat Phyllis, whom he pegs as a former CIA officer. He and his assigned partner, Beau, look for Andy, the man who planted the truck bomb that went off the week before, and arrest him outside the apartment of his girlfriend, Teresa. Katie is given permission to reopen her bar, the Yonk, and Broussard meets her there, seeking information on Will's investigations. In the meantime, Carlos has been arrested and his co-worker killed for their roles in helping Will in his earlier attempt to leave the city. Katie and Will help Carlos's wife, Lucia, and son find shelter and new identities. Maddie, working in catering services for the Collaborators, meets an old acquaintance, George, who is now doing well as a Collaborator. He invites her to his home for a fling, but afterward only wants to see her again "discreetly" because she does not live in the Collaborators' "Green Zone". Feeling used, she refuses this arrangement and leaves. Katie feeds intelligence about Will's anti-insurrectionist work to Quayle and Broussard. Quayle says Geronimo and the Resistance are close to a breakthrough that could damage the Hosts' position and help bring about the end of the Occupation, but he also warns the arrest and interrogation of more members of the rogue cell who pulled off the truck bombing could dash these hopes because they know too much. He enlists Katie to redouble her efforts to use Will to get information. Will is unable to save Carlos from the Factory and is ashamed of his collaboration, even if it is protecting his own family. Carlos and other Factory-bound prisoners are put through a decontamination regimen and their fate is uncertain. Katie overhears Will is headed to apprehend the rest of the bombing cell and informs Broussard. Will and Beau arrive at the cell's hideout only to find them executed by the Resistance, who have left "Geronimo" graffiti. Will concludes there is a security leak within Homeland Security. Katie is as yet unaware her double-agent work has gotten people killed.
3 3 "98 Seconds" Juan José Campanella Daniel C. Connolly January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28) 1.21[22]
A Resistance mobile radio operator, listened to secretly by many of the people under the Transitional Authority occupation, tells the story of the injustice that led to the Santa Monica gate truck-bombing, and urges people to join the Resistance. Katie joins more resistance members to hijack a supply truck. A civilian distraction gets a Resistance member shot. The Resistance learns – at the cost of lives – that Host drones respond to the gunfire in 98 seconds. Katie hides her post-combat panic attack, and questions it would arouse, by sexually distracting Will and blaming her anxiety on their missing son. At school, Bram meets after class with teacher Mr. Carson, with whom he has been working to record the "Geronimo" broadcasts and study the Hosts' spacecraft launches. Will and Beau investigate the hijack scene and find Justin's body. Will and Jennifer search Justin's home and find a Resistance cipher. The entire Kim family is sent to the Factory. Will has more doubts about his collaboration. Katie expresses similar doubts to a Resistance contact. Fellow student Pia leads Bram to a secret way under the Wall. Will and Beau discover the L.A. Resistance's underground armory and shooting range, costing the operation half of its weapons. Life gets more perilous for the Bowmans: If the intelligence that Katie can glean from Will doesn't outweigh the damage Will's investigations are doing, they will eliminate him. Snyder makes a pompous appearance at the Yonk. Will learns the Raps keep detailed information on all citizens in a database that Homeland nicknames "the Rolodex," but most of the data is from before the Arrival. He tells Katie he plans to use it to find their missing son Charlie, and hints at a further anti-Host plan. Katie uses knowledge of this database as a bargaining chip with Broussard to protect Will. Pia tells Bram that, outside the walled Blocs, structures and supplies remain, but everyone is simply gone.
4 4 "Blind Spot" Nelson McCormick Anna Fishko & Dre Alvarez February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04) 1.15[23]
Broussard is shown to have infiltrated a Homeland Security team. The Bowmans' home is hit with a small firebomb so Katie can surveil the post office while being questioned. Maddie gets a work assignment with Charlotte Burgess, and offers help locating prominent artworks in exchange for insulin. Bram's pirate radio tapes are found but Phyllis destroys them to protect Will's family. Will is able to find and capture the pirate broadcaster, Luis Ortega, but finds he is reading scripts delivered from the green zone. Phyllis reveals a picture of Katie at the truck ambush, coercing Katie into working for her. However, when Phyllis returns home, Broussard is waiting and executes Phyllis and her bedridden husband.
5 5 "Geronimo" Scott Peters Carlton Cuse February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) 1.07[24]
Will and Beau follow a lead on the Geronimo posters to a home in the green zone with a concealed print shop, capturing an advertising executive who invented the folk hero but has no connection to the insurgency. However, Snyder makes an announcement that Geronimo was captured and puts Ortega on a week-long televised show-trial, after which he is publicly hanged. Jennifer suggests Katie could be the leak, leading Will to search their home and the Yonk. Bram ventures outside the wall with Pia, and helps her loot a warehouse. Quayle has his people, including Katie, gear-up for a big operation, while Snyder pulls Will into his SUV as his motorcade leaves the courthouse.
6 6 "Yoknapatawpha" Nelson McCormick Ryan J. Condal February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18) 0.95[25]
The L.A. Colony administration plots against Snyder, waiting for a mistake to undermine his appointment. In the lead vehicle of Snyder's motorcade, Broussard kills his team, halting the convoy at an insurgent ambush. Will holds them off and retreats, and the insurgents abort as drones approach. However, Snyder refuses to radio for help, fearing a coup or infiltration by the insurgents, and they end up sheltering at The Yonk. Katie quietly informs the insurgents, and Quayle orders lethal force against Will. Katie kills a member of her cell to protect Will and has a brief standoff with Broussard, who leaves as Snyder appears to have fled. However, Will lied about Snyder's hiding spot and he emerges when Homeland Security arrive. Will informs Katie that folk hero Geronimo doesn't exist but was used by fanatics for violence. Quayle sends the surviving members of the cell into hiding, concluding that Katie is a double-agent.
7 7 "Broussard" Roxann Dawson Sal Calleros February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25) 1.00[26]
Will and Beau hunt for Broussard, who tries to fake his own death. Katie meets a conflicted Broussard and realizes she's been disavowed. To keep Broussard on her side, she tips Will to his location then tips Broussard so he can escape. However, Will notices a paperback used for a book code and realizes Katie is connected to Broussard. Also, Lindsey is shown to be a youth leader for a religious sect anticipating The Greatest Day, seeing the Hosts as the Second Coming, and secretly begins indoctrinating Gracie. And Maddie has involved herself in a love triangle with Charlotte and Nolan Burgess, but Nolan becomes more demanding and Charlotte asserts dominance by threatening to stop providing insulin.
8 8 "In from the Cold" Tim Southam Wes Tooke March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03) 0.97[27]
Quayle contacts Will and offers to give up Broussard and the rest of his cell for a travel pass and supplies to leave the colony; Will takes the deal to Snyder but also informs Katie, hoping the insurgents will turn on each other. A man named Eckhart approaches Broussard for tactical support on an operation. Quayle tries to hand over his cell at a meet with Eckhart, letting Homeland Security ambush them all in an open food market, but Katie spots troops on a rooftop and sounds an alarm. Broussard and Eckhart are able to flee but Rachel is killed along with a number of civilians. Will kills Quayle in a safehouse, blaming it on Broussard. Also, Bram and Mr Carson use a makeshift telescope to view a Host facility on the moon; it's the factory.
9 9 "Zero Day" Roxann Dawson Ryan J. Condal March 10, 2016 (2016-03-10) 1.09[28]
On the anniversary of the arrival, violence breaks out between Homeland Security and many mourners, protestors and looters breaking curfew. Will and Beau convince Snyder that insurgents are being delivered supplies from outside the colony, and from the top floor of a downtown skyscraper look over the wall to try and plan their escape. Broussard brings Katie to meet with Eckhart's cell, who need tactical support abducting a regional VIP they believe is coming into the colony by subway. Snyder's people discover the utility tunnel under the wall, and Will realizes it is the perfect way out, urging Katie to leave with Beau and their children while he gets Charlie. He confides knowing that she's been spying on him for hardened killers, but she chooses the cause over her family. Will invites Beau to escape while he can. Katie and the insurgents blow up the train and discover the VIP is in a high-tech full-body suit with four-digit gloves. Also, Maddie offers Charlotte a private art collection, allowing Charlotte to be caught with the unlogged artworks in a Homeland Security raid. Nolan provides Snyder with the administration's plans for the bloc.
10 10 "Gateway" Nelson McCormick Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal & Wes Tooke March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17) 1.19[29]
Charlie and other street urchins violently rob a homeless man. Homeland Security is mobilized to find the Host attacked in their bloc, which stands to be destroyed in retaliation. The Host is taken to Eckhart's hideout where the technologists try to learn from it, even while the bloc is attacked from above. Maddie takes the children to the Green Zone and safety at the Burgess home, but Bram sneaks away and brings Mr Carson to the tunnel. Jennifer identifies Eckhart and gives Will a head-start to save Katie. He warns them that Homeland is coming and Broussard allows them five minutes to learn what they can, but Katie removes shielding so a signal from the Host's suit gets out, forcing them to flee as drones descend. Snyder tries to make a deal with Nolan to save the bloc and get himself a modest job in the Transitional Authority. The Host is carried out in a shroud, and Snyder gives Will the transit pass his daughter had refused, urging him to use it quickly. As Will heads into Santa Monica, Snyder is detained by Lagarza, Bram and Carson are captured under the wall, and Katie returns to an empty house.
  1. ^ The pilot episode was released online on December 15, 2015.[19]

Season 2 (2017)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
11 1 "Eleven.Thirteen" Juan José Campanella Ryan J. Condal January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) 0.93[30]
Just before the arrival, Will was working at the FBI. He suspects his teammate, Devon, of receiving bribes and plans to request a transfer. All the agents are urgently called to find important people who have disappeared. Snyder is responsible for shopping in a shabby high school and going through a divorce. Two mysterious men, who seem to know everything about him, come to offer him a prestigious position. Broussard has just returned from his mission. He receives a call asking him to join a meeting place with all his equipment. It is then that the current is cut throughout the city. He finds it suspicious and dangerous to gather all fighters under the same roof and prefers to leave. The building is destroyed by an unknown weapon. Will shelters his family in the Yonk and goes by bicycle to pick up his son in Santa Monica. Along the way, he watches helplessly as the wall separates the sectors.
12 2 "Somewhere Out There" Juan José Campanella Wes Tooke January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) 0.88[31]
Bram is being transferred to an unknown destination. Distraught, Katie calls Maddie for help. It convinces Nolan, not without difficulty, to intervene. The teenager escapes the factory and is sent to a labor camp run by Snyder. Katie, hoping for Bram's pure and simple release, goes to see Nolan. He makes her understand that he will do nothing more. Maddie is furious with her sister. Nevertheless, the projects of the couple are concretized: the integration ceremony of Maddie takes place. She is now part of the "elite" of the colony. Dan Bennett, the new head of the Homeland Security Department, has doubts about Jennifer's loyalty. He lets him know and orders him to bring Broussard back to prove him wrong. Jennifer goes to the Yonk and threatens Katie to reveal her involvement in the Resistance if she does not give him Broussard. In the block of Santa Monica where violence reigns, Will and Devon trace Charlie in a gang of street children, led by Salomon, a cruel man. Will recovers Charlie in exchange for his pass. The boy has hardened. He is constantly on his guard. When he tries to escape to join his gang, Will understands that he has been threatened and tortured by Solomon. Mad with rage, he goes to the gang leader and kills him with his bare hands.
13 3 "Sublimation" Juan José Campanella Thomas Brady January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26) 0.78[32]
Will asks Devon to introduce a smuggler to return to the Los Angeles area. The man demands an exorbitant payment for them to cross the wall with a rope. During the ascent, a drone spots them and eliminates Devon, the smuggler and another man, but spares Will and his son. Katie worries about rap proselytism having an effect on her daughter. She goes to an interreligious discussion group and then shows Grace that other beliefs exist. Jennifer puts pressure on Katie: Broussard or risk being arrested herself. Katie tells him there's a microphone in the homeland security offices, but that's not enough for the new director.
14 4 "Panopticon" Juan José Campanella Ryan J. Condal & Wes Tooke February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02) 0.82[33]
Recently named governor general, Helena pleads the cause of the Los Angeles area in front of an audience of world representatives of the colonies. She succeeds in promising a total supervision of the sector. Will, who returned with Charlie, collapsed when he learns that Bram has been arrested. Katie and he are still cold, but they do everything to re-tame Charlie. The latter, who hated Lindsey at first sight, discreetly sets fire to the precious book of the preceptor who returns home, shocked. Will notices the presence of cameras in the fire alarms of the whole house and informs Katie. The couple promises to stay now welded. Jennifer is assigned to Lieutenant Bob Burke, who works for Bennett, to investigate his every move.
15 5 "Company Man" Tim Southam Liz Phang February 9, 2017 (2017-02-09) 0.89[34]
Broussard and his cell manage to immobilize a drone long enough to fix a camera. They discover that the wall is a giant nest for thousands of drones and hear strange sounds that could be their mode of communication. Will wants to return to work to find out what Jennifer has learned from hidden cameras at home. She is no longer in the service and is the subject of strong suspicions from her boss, Dan, and his new teammate, Burke. Bram has agreed to serve as an informant to Snyder, but he plays a double game by offering Maya to provide him with information that suits them.
16 6 "Fallout" Thomas Carter Lee Patterson February 16, 2017 (2017-02-16) 0.76[35]
Katie and Will discover that the Yonk is not under surveillance. In addition, the file containing information about Bram can only be opened from a computer of the authority. To do this, Will asks Betsy to help him. They are interrupted by Burke who has Betsy transferred the same day in retaliation. Broussard still does not give news to the members of his cell. Eckhart can no longer stand being locked in the bunker. Butch's health is alarming. He collapses in the arms of Morgan who runs to Katie for help. Will and she forcibly requisition Dr. Weisman, who lives peacefully in the green zone. His diagnosis is formal: Butch has been irradiated and he has only a few hours left to live. All indications are that the radiation is from the metal glove found on the removed Raps.
17 7 "Free Radicals" Tim Southam Noah Evslin February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23) 0.76[36]
Frankie, a resistant, seduces and recruits young men to convince them to serve as kamikazes on targets of occupation. Will and Burke locate her cell and capture her with other insurgents, all of whom are shot dead by Burke in an attempt to obtain information. Back at the station, he tortures Frankie, but she is suffering from discomfort. While Will tries to revive her, she commits suicide by swallowing poison. Broussard learns that the sounds exchanged by drones contain a coded countdown. It looks like the one heard by astronauts, which counted down the time before arrival. Apparently, the new countdown will stop when the entire area of Los Angeles has been emptied of its inhabitants.
18 8 "Good Intentions" Juan José Campanella Liz Phang March 2, 2017 (2017-03-02) 0.78[37]
On a descent into a hideout of the red hand, Will allows Emmet Halstead, a young watchman, to escape. Sector monitoring reveals Emmet's flight and identity. The hunt is launched. Will returns to the scene and finds Frankie's mother there. She collapses on hearing of the death of her daughter. Touched, Will also allows him to escape. Katie and Bowman are trying to find Emmet before the occupation to protect Will from any revelations. The boy is overtaken by the occupation. During his interrogation, he does not mention Will, but he reveals the name of the head of his cell: Karen, who is none other than Frankie's mother. Men of the Red Hand Enter the Bowman's House and Kill Lindsey. Katie and Will manage to neutralize them. The Bowman family is immediately taken to a new secure home.
19 9 "Tamam Shud" Jeremy Webb Wes Tooke March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09) 0.77[38]
Two resistance fighters from outside the colony parachute themselves inside. Only the pilot manages to land in life. She made contact with Hennessey to recover the rap-stolen glove. Burke questions the young man who escaped during the raid on the hideout of the red hand. He is convinced that Will and his wife are resistant and persuades Schultz to stop them. They capture Will and, threatening his children, force him to contact the pilot to set up an ambush.
20 10 "The Garden of Beasts" Olatunde Osunsanmi Julia Cooperman March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) 0.78[39]
Katie discreetly finds Maddie to offer to flee the sector with her. Maddie rejects her by blaming her for all the problems that the theft of the file causes to him and Nolan. Broussard passes a deal with Noah: as soon as she has recovered the glove, her team and he will help her to leave the Los Angeles area and join her, her cell in the area of San Fernando. Van Warmerdam's unit, called "Black Jackets", asks Maddie about her relationship with her sister. To prove her dedication to the occupation, she agrees to set a trap for Katie by claiming to accept her proposal.
21 11 "Lost Boy" Charlotte Brandstrom Lee Patterson & Thomas Brady March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23) 0.80[40]
A Red Hand attack puts the green zone on fire and blood. It is observed successively by several of the main characters. Bram sneaks out of the shelter to join The Red Hand. His leader sends him to participate in the attack with another young soldier, Patrick. They break into a house, but the young rebel is shot down by the occupier. Maddie hears the shots and locks herself at her house. Bram knocks on his door and asks him to help him leave the green zone. She manages to get him through the grid but knowing that he participated in the attack, she drops him off the road.
22 12 "Seppuku" Peter Leto Wes Tooke March 30, 2017 (2017-03-30) 0.82[41]
23 13 "Ronin" Juan José Campanella Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06) 0.82[42]
The RAPs condemn Los Angeles residents to transportation while the leaders leave the settlement. The rest of the population is gathered in camps under the pretext of evacuation of the city. Many Rap vessels start landing in the city to take all the inhabitants to the factory. Will Bowman passes the wall with his family with the help of Snyder who secretly activates some sort of beacon.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Behind the Wall" Tim Gray Ted Averi and Tim Gray December 21, 2015 (2015-12-21) 0.86[43]


Critical response

The show has received generally positive reviews. On Metacritic it holds a score of 69/100, based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[44] On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a score of 80%, based on 24 reviews with an average rating of 6.4/10. The critics' consensus reads: "Colony offers an engaging enough narrative, a few scares, and an overall good time, even if none of it is particularly original."[45]

Stephen King praised the series saying: "In a year of remarkable TV, Colony is really something special: smart, suspenseful, subversive... thought-provoking."[46]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Directors Guild of Canada Awards[47] Best Sound Editing - Television Series Elma Bellow, John Loranger, Joe Mancuso, Jill Purdy, John Sexton, Adam Stein, Craig MacLellan Nominated
Saturn Awards[48] Best Science Fiction Television Series Colony Nominated
2017 Saturn Awards[49] Best Science Fiction Television Series Colony Nominated


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