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The Colony (American TV series)

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The Colony
The colony title card.jpg
Also known asThe Colonization
Narrated byThom Beers
ComposersAndy Kubiszewski
Amygdala Music Library
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Executive producersThom Beers
Philip David Segal
Production locations516 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, California, United States
EditorKevin Nibley
Camera setupMultiple
Running time44 minutes
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseJuly 21, 2009 (2009-07-21) –
September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)

The Colony is a reality television series that is produced by the Discovery Channel. The program follows a group of people who must survive in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment.

Casting was done by Metal Flowers Media. The first season had 10 main cast members as well as almost 100 actors who did additional scripted and improvisational work for the show.[1]


Season 1

The first season was filmed at and around 516 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, and follows ten cast members in an environment that simulates life after the collapse of civilization due to a catastrophic epidemic.[2] The volunteers tend to many aspects of sustainable living including the essentials: water, electricity, security and food. Insights into psychology, security, and technology are also given by experts.[3] The season first aired on the Discovery Channel on July 21, 2009.[4] Filming began on February 28, and ran until April 28, 2009.

Season 2

Season 2 was filmed at and around 300-498 Southern Place, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043, and follows ten cast members in an environment that simulates life after a global viral outbreak. The season first aired on July 27, 2010.

See also


  1. ^ "The Colony". Metal Flowers Media. 2009-10-13. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ Poniewozik, James (July 21, 2009). "Review of Discovery's Postapocalyptic Reality Show The Colony". Time. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Allen, David (July 15, 2009). "Discovery Channel to run viral pandemic survival show". Tech Watch. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "The Colony: About the Show". Discovery Channel. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2009.

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