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Last year, the second season of Defiance was way down in the ratings. How will the series perform in season three -- will the numbers get better or fall lower? Will this Syfy series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
Defiance takes place in the year 2047 -- some 30 years after various alien races arrived on Earth. The town of Defiance (what used to be St. Louis) stands as an example of how humans and aliens can live harmoniously (mostly) together. The cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, Graham Greene, Jesse Rath, Trenna Keating, Anna Hopkins, Nicole Munoz, Lee Tergesen, Conrad Coates, and Nichole Galicia.
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Defiance returns for season 3 with an arresting two-part opener, but will it continue to improve on season 2's uninspiring arc?
This review contains spoilers.
3.1 The World We Seize & 3.2 The Last Unicorns
For this TV reviewer, Defiance is very much like a favourite meal that’s been made with the odd ingredient that I really don’t care for. For as much as I like the predominant flavour, picking through the contents impairs the overall culinary experience.
Parts of season 2 certainly left a slightly bad taste in the mouth. While many characters and situations were set up as being massively threatening, such as Pottinger and E-Rep, none delivered even a tenth of their hyped potential. It also suffered from an inclination to try to weave a worlds-collide epic narrative with mostly rather ordinary characters, even if some of them are well formed.
If those behind Defiance consider that their inspiration is largely the Western, »
It is, as Grant Bowler aptly puts it, “a Defiance sandwich” in Season 3, as the beleaguered titular town finds itself caught between two new, lethal foes — one of which wastes no time in thinning the herd.
As the Syfy drama’s new season opens Friday at 8/7c (with a two-hour premiere), TVLine welcomed the opportunity to discuss with the Kiwi actor all that lies ahead, including Irisa’s status as a pulp novel pin-up, Nolan’s big (but welcome!) setback and the several shocking sendoffs.
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Oz alum Lee Tergesen has signed up for a major stint on Syfy’s Defiance, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Following the events of the Season 2 finale, Defiance picks back up on the eve of an impending military siege upon the titular town, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of its mines. The citizens face further threat with the surprise arrival of the Omec, a mysterious and nearly extinct alien race of warriors marked by the decades of »
4 items from 2015
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