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New York, NY – May 10, 2013 – Syfy has renewed its groundbreaking series Defiance, giving a 13-episode second season order to the critically acclaimed hit that has catapulted Syfy to the top cable drama spot in the time period among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers for three consecutive Mondays. Season two of Defiance, produced by Universal Cable Productions, will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere, returning as the anchor of Syfy’s Powerful Monday’s block of primetime original series.
Redefining the transmedia experience, Defiance has distinguished itself with an unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, by creating the first-ever true convergence of television and online gaming. To date, the game has garnered more than 1 million registered accounts while making gaming history as the first online open world shooter to launch on three platforms simultaneously. As the collaboration between show and game continue into a second season, players will have the opportunity to further influence the world of Defiance.
Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. Smallville’s Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin return as executive producers for season two and Michael Taylor serves as consulting producer.
“Bringing the rich world of Defiance to life has been in incredible team effort. We couldn’t ask for better partners than Kevin Murphy, his amazing cast and crew, and Trion Worlds,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content for Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content for UCP. “We can’t wait to see where they take us in the second season.”
Set in the near future, Defiance features an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, Missouri, while in the game, players will experience the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area.
The audience for its April 15 premiere was the second largest series premiere in the network’s history among adults 18-49, making it the biggest in nearly nine years in that coveted demographic, based on Live +7 Data. The premiere also delivered almost 4 million viewers (3,834,000) and has quickly become Syfy’s highest-rated original series this year in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. It has also received unprecedented attention as a transmedia event in partnership with Trion Worlds’ MMO game. Airing Mondays at 9pm, Defiance stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Mia Kirshner.
Colin Ferguson has been cast as William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to FBI agent-turned cop in Haven’s 4th season.
Yea… that is eight months away.
Synopsis: Against great odds, Bo attempts a rescue of two loved ones. Meanwhile, Kenzi comes to a realization about Hale, and Dyson learns an important element of Bo’s past.
My thoughts: I think I am going to approach this as a recap of the finale and the season as a whole.
So, at the beginning of the season we were privy to bits and bobs about the third season and we were led to believe that this was going to be a season where our minds would be blown away. Did we get that? I do not think so…
Yes, it was darker in tone, which is fine because many shows like Supernatural and Fringe have done this and perfected it. Yet, there was something so off that it left me scratching my head during the majority of the season.
Let’s take the finale. My first issue was that it started so abruptly. They should have aired the first part of the finale right before it. Secondly, it took me a whole season to understand the importance of Tamsin. Yes, she was a bitter and flawed character that was at the end of her tether to this world, but even with everything weighing heavily on her shoulders… she still managed to still want to help Bo. Really??? Yes, it is great that Bo gets to meet her Dad, but with everyone scattered to the ends of the world or possibly dead… how will these writers get these characters back into the Dal at the same time?
The only shining moments came from the ancillary characters: Kenzi wants to be Fae so bad to help out her friends, but now she has this sweet goon of a bodyguard keeping tabs on her. Hale is alive and kicking, but has to figure out how to get to Kenzi and get his seat in power, Trick is off to hide in Scotland with his lady love, and Vex is torturing the Morrigan. This all happened in the last 10 to 15 minutes of the episode.
Hopefully, the writers will streamline the story lines in the 4th season.
Next time: Lost Girl will be back in 2014.
In two weeks, it’s the epic season finale! Bo’s mother is back – but could her father be far behind?
Synopsis: Liam shares a terrible truth with Josh and Nora. More of Aidan’s past is revealed as he deals with Kenny’s transformation and Kat discovering a terrible secret.
My recap: For a season finale, you have to admit that Being Human pulled out all the stops.
We got closure on the Liam storyline, or so we think, with an epic battle that left the biggest casualty of all, that being Josh. Here is a guy that at one time was repulsed by his werewolf-iness and is now embracing it. Is it because when he was turned the second time around it was by a purebred? Or is it because he has learned that it is better to embrace your curse instead of abhorring it?
Sally is once again a ghost and her body is back in her original grave and that should be it. She should be tied to the house and spending the rest of eternity slowly falling deeper and deeper in love with the handsome and messed up vampire that she resides with. Yet, when has it ever been easy for Sally? Nope, Donna has come back and has dragged Sally back down to what we can only assume is not a nice place. Will anyone notice that she is gone? Will they once again try to save her soul?
Aidan started off the episode in a swimmingly well good mood. He and Cat made sweet, sweet love and all was right in the world. But, his kid screams after he sees what he has become and on top of that his girlfriend found Sally’s body and she runs like a bat out of hell. Then, after Nora informs Liam that she was the one that killed his son and Aidan was just covering for her, Liam shows up and shoots him in the head. To top it all off, he lets go of his kid because he cannot do what is right and he now owes the one vampire that irritates him the most because she compelled Cat.
The biggest shocker was when we saw Aidan’s wife pop out of a cab.
Yea… it will be an insane 4th season, we just have to wait eight months to see it.
Okay guys, in order to help us create our Monday Morning Hotness post on a weekly basis… we created a poll: Who is the Hottest Sci-Fi Actor on TV Right Now? And you can participate by clicking on the following link: https://polldaddy.com/poll/7019802/
I know that Norman Reedus has become very popular due to The Walking Dead, his Talking Dead interview and the Terry Richardson photo shoot, but it is Kris Holden-Reid that trumped everyone this week. So, with that said… enjoy!
Again, if you want your guy to show up as a Monday Morning object of desire for your fellow Sci-fi TV fans, than vote. If there is someone not listed, than submit their name to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update the list.
Thanks and have a great week!
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