USA Network on Tuesday renewed the Carlton Cuse/Ryan Condal-helmed sci-fi drama Colony for a third season.
The third season will again consist of 13 episodes, on par with its sophomore run and up from 10 in its first outing. The alien invasion drama, which is set in Los Angeles and stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies , will return in 2018.
“Colony continues to fire on all cylinders creatively, with Carlton, Ryan and our incredible cast and crew striking a deep chord around the themes of humanity, survival and family,” Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said Tuesday in a statement. “Along with our partners Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for our heroes next season.”
“When Carlton and Ryan first pitched Colony, they described it as ‘the Nazi occupation of France, with aliens.’ In a world increasingly filled with uncertainty about authoritarian regimes, season three will forge an even deeper connection with our audience,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “It’s a quality show that we know will stand the test of time.”
After two seasons in Los Angeles, the show is moving production to Vancouver after not landing a California tax credit.
Season 2’s finale will air Thursday at 10/9c.