Farewell to USA’s Colony, a rare dystopia that tried something new

At San Diego Comic-Con last month, the USA Network went all out promoting their newest show, a series adaptation of the popular anarcho-dystopian Purge movie franchise, with a delightfully satirical “Purge City” activation. At the same time, away from the promo-heavy celebrations, though, the network was quietly putting its elder dystopian offering out to pasture: that Saturday, Deadline reported that USA had canceled totalitarian-alien-invasion drama Colony after just three seasons.

Co-created by Ryan J. Condal and LOST alum Carlton Cuse, the series explored a future in which mysterious, technologically advanced aliens have invaded earth, dividing it into walled-off “colonies” to extract the planet’s resources, including human labor….

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