Carlton Cuse drama Colony coming to Netflix UK in 2016
James R | On 29, Sep 2015
Netflix has signed a deal with Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions for the global rights to Colony,
The new drama from Lost creator Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (Hercules) follows one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.
The deal follows an agreement with CBS for the global rights to Jane the Virgin and Zoo, as well as deals for How to Get Away with Murder and the Scream TV series. Unlike those, however, Netflix’s deal for Colony arrives before the show has even aired.
The series will premiere in the USA on 14th January 2016. Netflix has the rights to the show after its linear broadcast, which means that it will only arrive on Netflix UK following its US run – but American subscribers will have to wait for a year for the first season to be available for streaming in the States.
The show reunites Cuse with Lost star Holloway as former FBI agent Will Bowman, who is joined by Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) as his wife, Katie, as the pair navigate 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) 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.
“We knew from the moment we saw it that Colony is the kind of smart serialized drama that Netflix members around the world would love watching,” says Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.
“We here at Legendary Television are thrilled that Colony has a new global home in Netflix,” adds Bruce Rosenblum, President, Legendary Television & Digital Media, who describes the deal as a “huge vote of confidence”.