Carlton Cuse

Whoa, that Carlton Cuse is one busy guy!

Currently the executive producer of FX's The Strain and A&E's Bates Motel, Cuse is now taking a dip in the USA pool. The network announced Mondaythat it has given a pilot order to Colony, an alien invasion drama from Cuse and Ryan Condal.

"Colony is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world," said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network, in a statement. "We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction."

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Set in the near future in Los Angeles, Colony follows a family who must make difficult choices as they attempt to balance staying together with the simple act of surviving in a world where outside forces attempt to tear them apart.

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