‘The Walking Dead’s’ Sarah Wayne Callies to Star on Carlton Cuse Pilot ‘Colony’

The actress will play the lead on the USA network drama, opposite “Lost” star Josh Holloway

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No stranger to a dystopian television series, “The Walking Dead” actress Sarah Wayne Callies will go from zombies to an alien-occupied Los Angeles of the future on the pilot for “Colony,” USA Network announced on Monday.

Callies will play Katie Bowman, a mother of three who faces a daily struggle to keep her family safe, especially after her husband Will, played by “Lost’s” Josh Holloway, is forced to collaborate with the new colonial government.

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The family must make difficult decisions as they struggle to survive under the new authority.

“Colony,” set in 2015, comes from executive producer Carlton Cuse and is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. Cuse and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) wrote and executive produced the pilot.

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Callies is best known for playing Lori Grimes on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” She’s also known for her role as Dr. Sara Tancredi in the former Fox drama “Prison Break.” Callies is currently shooting the feature film “Pay the Ghost” opposite Nicholas Cage.

More/Medavoy and Sloane, Weber and Dern represent Callies.