Josh Holloway sci-fi series Colony quietly axed

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After just three seasons, USA Network's Colony has officially been axed.

According to Deadline, the show's recent viewing figures have dipped dramatically, making it the lowest averaging series of all the broadcaster's products.

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The American drama stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies as a married couple fighting to protect their family during an alien invasion. Its first and sophomore season aired to strong viewer ratings and became the "Number 1 scripted cable series on Thursday nights in total viewers through its first two seasons."

However, Colony suffered from behind-the-scenes disturbances. After not securing a California tax credit, the production was forced to relocate from Los Angeles to Vancouver – remoulding the storyline in the process.

Back in 2015, the show premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and held a residency there every year following. That is, apart from this weekend's convention. It's a bleak conclusion for such an initially promising series, but then again we thought Channel 4's Utopia had legs…

Photo credit: Marvel Comics

Elsewhere, fans of Colony could've once witnessed their star man Holloway battling with Wolverine himself in the X-Men Origins film. He was cast in the role of Gambit, but unfortunately after 'studio interference' was replaced by Taylor Kitsch.

The actor revealed: "I actually screen-tested with Hugh Jackman. It was amazing – they said, 'You're it, you're the guy, you're Gambit!' and they shook my hand."

Holloway even learned his character's skills in preparation for the mutant role; "I could spin a card on one finger, I could one-hand cut, I learned to throw a card... it was cool."

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