Frequently Asked Questions
1. When is Defiance set to release?
Both the Syfy television show and the game by Trion Worlds is set to release in 2013. No specific date has been given, yet.
2. Who is making Defiance?
The television show is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and will air on Syfy. The MMO is being produced by Trion Worlds in conjunction with Syfy.
3. What is the premise of Defiance?
Both the television show and the game will be set on Earth in the future (30 years from now) following the end to a violent 9 year war known as the “Pale Wars”. The game will be set outside of San Francisco, while the television show will be set just outside of St. Louis, MO. The town of the television show is called Defiance and the world is post-apocalyptic following an alien invasion. The show will follow the lives of the town inhabitants, some of the alien and human population, who now inhabit the town together in a very hard-western sort of look and feel (think Firefly meets Bladerunner). Both the game and the show will work in conjunction with content from one or both being influenced by events in each. Players of the game may have opportunity to influence the show.
4. Who are the cast and crew of Defiance?
Current cast includes the following:
- Grant BowlerThe New Zealand-born actor (True Blood, Ugly Betty) plays Jeb Nolan, former Marine and current law keeper in the bustling frontier town of Defiance.
- Julie BenzThe Dexter and No Ordinary Family star plays Amanda Rosewater, the idealistic mayor of Defiance who is committed to maintaining peace in a deadly new world.
- Graham GreeneThe Oscar-nominated actor (Dances With Wolves) plays Rafe McCawley, richest man in Defiance and owner of the largest mine in the territory.
- Jaime MurrayBest known for her role as H.G. Wells in Syfy’s Warehouse 13, Murray portrays Stahma Tarr, a high-ranking member of the elite Castithan alien race.
- Tony CurranThe Scottish actor (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blade II), plays Datak Tarr, scheming Castithan alien and ark survivor.
- Stephanie LeonidasBritish actress Leonidas (Mirrormask, BBC’s Dracula) plays Irisa, Nolan’s ward and Irathient alien warrior.
- Not pictured Mia Kirshner and Fionna Finagan
- Kevin MurphyA veteran writer and producer, Murphy’s credits include Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Reaper and Weird Science.
- Rockne O’BannonOne of the top names in genre film and television, O’Bannon’s work includes Farscape, Alien Nation, Seaquest DSV, and 2011’s reboot of V.
- Michael TaylorThe Executive Producer of Defiance, Taylor has a sci-fi resume that includes Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and The Dead Zone.
- Scott StewartDefiance’s director helmed the feature films Priest and Legion, but also has a visual effects resume that includes Iron Man, Sin City, and Superman Returns.
[Taken from the official Defiance website]
5. What is the official website for Defiance?
This is the official website: http://www.defiance.com/en/