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'Colony' renewed for a third season on USA Network

By Karen Butler
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'Colony' renewed for a third season on USA Network
Actor Josh Holloway appears backstage during the 42nd annual People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016. Holloway's sci-fi drama "Colony" has been renewed for a third season. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

April 5 (UPI) -- USA Network has renewed its sci-fi drama Colony for a 13-episode, third season to air in 2018.

From executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, the show is set in Los Angeles in the near future. It is to wrap up its second season Thursday.

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Lost icon Josh Holloway and The Walking Dead alum Sarah Wayne Callies lead the ensemble.

"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 for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday. "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 3 will forge an even deeper connection with our audience," added Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "It's a quality show that we know will stand the test of time."

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