Last month TVWise broke an in depth report on Syfy’s upcoming series Defiance. At the time we also revealed profiles of several of the major characters. We can now reveal that Jamie Murray, Julie Benz, Stepahnie Leonidas and Tony Curran have joined the cast of the series, with all four of them assuming roles that we initially told you about last month.
Penned by Farscape creator Rockne S O’Bannon, Defiance is Set in the near future and introduces a world where humans and aliens must learn to live together on an exotic new Earth that has been transformed by alien terra-forming machines. Bowler plays Jeb Nolan, the law keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world, bringing him to the town where his peacekeeping skills make him a valuable addition this new community. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe, evolving together over time to tell an overall story that is more powerful together. (For more detailed ploit information on the series see our previous report: here)
Jamie Murray has been cast in the role of Stahma, Datak’s faithful wife (one of two roles Gillian Anderson was initially considered for). This role was described as being very Lady Macbeth. Stahma is not satisfied with Datak’s station in Defiance and feels he (and by extension, she) should have more power. She comes from old money and is very cunning and arrogant, with a sense of entitlement.
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