Colony had one of the most interesting street teams at SDCC. With a small army of red beret wearing soldiers moving in unison. If you were lucky enough one of the soldiers gave you a red beret of your own to wear (had to take an immediate selfie and post it too).
The trailer from the new sci-fi show which stars Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) shows an occupied Los Angeles with a wall around it and one man willing to risk it all to find the son he was separated from. There are few snippets of actual “sci-fi” in it, but there are references to a mysterious “they” and “during the arrival” and “No-one ever sees them.”
The website has an interesting interactive setup. As you scroll down different sound clips play and the scenery of the photo changes from a regular city street to something more dire and grim. As you advance, some of the people and symbols become clickable to introduce you to the sounds of occupied Los Angeles.
Interestingly enough “Colony” is going to be playing on USA in “the fall” not too long before “Childhood’s End” is airing on SyFy(December). Both tell the story of an occupied world by an advanced civilization that purports to bring perfect calm to the lives of the citizens while a rebellion brews in the underground.
From the Official website:
From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) comes USA’s newest, highly-anticipated drama COLONY. Set in the very near future, COLONY centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, “House”) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.