USA Announces Two of Our Kind of Shows in Development, Including One by Carlton Cuse

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The USA Network today has announced its development slate, and happily for us, it includes two of Our Kind of Shows. This is particularly interesting, given that USA is part of the NBC Universal team, and Our Kind of Shows are usually developed over at Syfy. I’m not complaining, of course; the more the merrier.

Even better news: one of the hopefully-upcoming (remember, this is just the development stage) series is written and executive-produced by our beloved Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, this summer’s The Strain, and the recently picked up The Returned). And it involves aliens!

The other is from a lot of the same people who are working on TNT’s The Last Ship (yes, including Michael Bay) and admittedly, it may not be Our Kind of Show; I’m extrapolating from the description, which includes the term “a long buried evil that has taken control…”

Here are the write-ups for The Farm, and Cuse‘s Colony:


In 2015, Los Angeles exists in a state of occupation. Some collaborate with the alien authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. COLONY is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by those opposing forces, making difficult choices as they balance keeping their family together with the struggle of the human race. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY was written and is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Ryan Condal (upcoming “Hercules”).


On one of the last great family-owned farms in the Midwest, a father must battle horrors both psychological and diabolical in an effort to save those closest to him from a long-buried evil that has taken control of his only daughter. From writer and executive producer Brandon Camp (“Dragonfly”) and executive producers Dawn Olmstead (“Prison Break”), Michael Bay (“Transformers” films), Andrew Form (upcoming “The Last Ship”) and Brad Fuller (upcoming “The Last Ship”), THE FARM is produced by Grady Girl Productions and Platinum Dunes in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Here’s hoping that they’re both great, and they both get picked up to series soon.

Erin Willard
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