Sarah Wayne Callies will star in Colony as Katie Bowman, which she points out, is not only very different than her Walking Dead character, but is also very different than every female role currently seen on TV. “I’ve never read a character like her,” Callies told Entertainment Weekly. “When you get down to it, there isn’t always a ton of variety in the kind of characters that women get to play. This is something very new. The evolution of her over our 10 episodes is pretty cool.”
Katie Bowman isn’t the only strong female in Colony – she’s joined by other women, like her sister Maddie, and Phyllis, who is one of the most powerful leaders on the show. Despite the incredibly complex and dangerous world these women live in, they each prioritize the causes they believe in and fight not only for their families, but also for civilization in incredibly dynamic ways. “She’s a woman who recognizes that femininity can actually be a tool of war,” Callies explained to EW about Katie.