Parents coping with the anguish of a missing child amid an alien occupation, Colony premiered Jan 14th, 2016 **** 4 Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/1/21 – “These two people are doing everything that their doing for each other,” says Colony star Sarah Wayne Callies. “They may be making radically different choices maybe both becoming ethically compromised on a lot of levels. But it’s in the name of I will protect my own.”
“The greatest danger in what were both involved in is that it costs our children,” says Callies. “The pilot starts with, do you protect the children you have by ignoring the fact that one of your children is gone? Or, do you risk the lives of the children with you in order to go after the child that is missing? That’s an untenable dilemma. If it were me I would be thinking about it every hour of every day. The worst collateral damage is the children.”
Part sci-fi, part family drama. Colony is the story of a family separated by invaders. They live in the walled city of Los Angeles, cut off from the rest of the country. Parents Will Bowman (Josh Holloway) and Kate Bewman (Sarah Wayne Callies) are looking for their son who’s been missing for ten months since the alien occupation started, a new fascist order like the Third Reich. Ruled by unseen overlords, life seems calm and orderly, but highly restricted under marshal law. There is no crime. There are zones you can’t enter. The drones are monitoring.
Like Star Wars, Colony is a space Western, a story of resistance and insurgency. Katie is passionate and naive, vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation. They have a child missing. After the loss of a child, 92% of marriages fail. Making choices between their ideals and their actions, the couple must come together to face the dangers of their daily lives and protect their family.
Created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal. The story features lots of action, and the fear and frustration of the family that has been torn apart.
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