Earlier this year, Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal delivered a multilayered season of television with Colony Season 2, an experience that was as thought-provoking as it was action-packed. While at San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of speaking with the cast and crew of the sci-fi drama to reflect on the emotional wallop of season 2 while also looking ahead to season 3.

At the end of season 2, do you think a part of Broussard wanted to be in this one big happy family? Or do you think he needed to go on his own and be like "Hey, I'm gonna stay."

Tory Kittles: I think a part of him definitely wants a family. I think that him seeing them operate and function as a family unit, definitely ignited the fire in him to want that and have that again, because with the start of season 2, we saw the loss of his mother, and we saw that he cared about her very deeply.

We also got to see why he was the way he was with the things that happened while he was a soldier working for the private sector. You got a glimpse into that, but the thing that he did lose was his mother, which was the only family that we've shown him to have, so far.

I think he wants that, but I also think that he knows he can't necessarily have that with their family. That's their unit. The closest thing he had to a family was Morgan, and then, sadly, she's taken out in the finale. I think he feels like he has more to do within the block. And he can't just walk away from that.

Moving to Season 3, the world of this show continues to expand, and now that we're out of L.A., is there going to be more of an open road and an exploration of what's going on in the country? Are we going to see more colonies and that kind of thing?

Ryan Condal: Yeah, the idea is to really get out there and see what else is going on in the world, and so definitely in the world immediately outside the wall, which we'll get into very quickly, as you will see, but then also, what does the rest of this occupation look like?

We've seen in L.A. that even two blocks in the same colony, the Los Angeles block and the Santa Monica block, are run very differently. There are colonies that it stands to reason are run very differently and that's part of the fun for us, is just kind of reinventing the show constantly, even within seasons.

This season has two very distinct halves to it, as you will see, but that's part of the fun. Just following the story through the point of view of one singular family, the Bowmans, and their experience living under colonizations and occupation and then how they react to it when certain pressures are applied to them.

Snyder does seem to have a long game plan, because of that look he made at the end as they rolled off, and the way he dealt with the guards in the gateway, it seems to me that he's got a long plan already in place.

Peter Jacobson: Well, he does have a long plan that's not just survival. I think there's more to it than that. But there was also, I hope, some shades of guilt, regrets, not knowing what's going to happen. That was all very real for him. He's really, again, in hyper survival mode at that point, and again it just shows the shades. He can have a long game plan, but be poised and ready every hour to do whatever the hell he needs to do to survive, to make sure that long game plan is still available to him. That's what's unique about him, is that you wouldn't think that he's got that many skills, but he does.

I know you're a big reader, and anything Carlton [Cuse] does is kind of like this epic, book-like series on television. Do you get that sense from Colony and are you looking forward to what's he's cooking up next?

Josh Holloway: Yes. It's also what brought me back to TV. I was trying movies for a while and I just... I like series. I like to get deeper in the characters, and TV these days, it's amazing how deep you can go by being on a show. And the same with reading. I'll read like, the Lonesome Dove series, the Dune series. I like big series that keep on unfolding, and so that's what I like. And even on TV I'm not really attracted to a cop show where I'm solving a case every week. I wanna be surprised and the story to change and, so forth. So, it's what I'm attracted to.

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.