Holy Shtako! Syfy Renews Defiance for Season 2

By Tim Surette

May 10, 2013

I hope Jaime Murray loves getting painted white and giving her son extra-friendly hugs in sexy alien momwear, because she's in for a whole 'nother season of it. As expected, Syfy has renewed its alien epic Defiance for a second season with an order for 13 more episodes for 2014. The order comes four episodes into the science-fiction drama's first season (here's Noel's latest review!). 

Defiance's premiere was Syfy's second-largest series premiere ever, and the show has become its highest-rated series of the year. The series is also part of a huge multimedia project, as a Defiance massively multiplayer online game is currently available for PC, Xbox, and Playstation and shares the same universe. As showrunner Kevin Murphy told us earlier this week, stories between the two platforms will start to converge in next week's episode. 

Set in the near future, Defiance tells the story of a post-apocalyptic earth that's been settled by a collective of alien races. It stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, and Mia Kirshner.



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  • shanepomales Feb 13, 2014

    I did really enjoy defiance but really all i want is farscape. I read somewhere a long time ago they were going to continue after peacekeeper wars with webisodes. Does anyone know if there is truth to that.probably not -dies-

  • joycevorholtk Jul 03, 2013

    Best show on SyFy since Farscape. Don't care if some don't like it, because I love the ever evolving characters and plots. Love it!

  • KayWatkins May 11, 2013

    Wow! I didn't get past the first 2 eps but with all the hype, I knew it'd get renewed. I'm not starved enough for sci-fi to watch this show. Happy for the fans though.

  • vasilakis141 May 10, 2013

    Good. It is better than Revoluton, but thats not saying much. Still it is slightly above mediocore and lets hope it will get better.

  • PK_Tech_Girl May 10, 2013

    Yay! Now we have enough playtime in this ginormous sandbox to build a very cool castle.

  • shanepomales Feb 13, 2014

    I like this only because you are pk tech girl

  • FringeFanatic May 10, 2013

    I LITERALLY was only watching TWO sci-fi shows before Defiance came along (Continuum and Orphan Black - Go Canada!), so I am very pleased to read this renewal news. Defiance could flourish into something great. And it's the ONLY show I'm watching that has aliens, so it has that going for it. It's no Fringe or BSG, but I'm starving for sci-fi, and it's been good enough to make me hopeful for the future.

  • MikeUK123 May 30, 2013

    I think Defiance is terrible. But couldn't agree more about the other shows you mention. And Fringe.... well.... a masterpiece. Nothing will compare to it.

  • FringeNetwork May 11, 2013

    Thank you from Canada. ;) Continuum is really great and this season is looking even better. I absolutely agree with the rest of your comment, Fringe and BSG you know...
    I will surely look for Orphan Black, I had no idea it existed...
    Just watched the trailer, looks good, I'll check it out. It's from Britain though, not Canada. There's some great smaller budget shows. It made me think... Look for Banshee if you didn't already.

  • FringeFanatic May 11, 2013

    No, Orphan Black is Canadian made and the wonderfully versatile lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, is Canadian. As a proud Canuck, I am sure of this.

  • FringeNetwork May 11, 2013

    I thought it was from BBC at first. You're right, I just looked on IMDB.

  • MikeUK123 May 30, 2013

    Yes, and Orphan Black is very very good. Great characters and Tatiana Maslany is an amazing actress in it.

  • Kameleon May 10, 2013

    This could either be the best decision SyFy has ever made. Or the worst one.

  • Mariegal19 May 10, 2013

    I am SUPER happy I have loved this show since the Pilot and I am so anxious too see how Season 1 ends and how the characters and the world develop come Season 2, way to go Syfy, however I REALLY wish they would of kept Alphas!

  • Demonstrable May 10, 2013

    Meh, I would prefer that its budget gets allocated to something else.

  • airizarr May 10, 2013

    Like what? Another reality tv show or wrestling?

  • Demonstrable May 11, 2013

    A few licenses that come to mind are Stargate, BSG and Star Trek. I have no idea if any of the producers/studios for those want to do a new series, but it seems like Defiance has a pretty healthy budget for a SyFy show.

    They are going to do more reality and wrestling no matter what since that is how they pay the bills.

  • airizarr May 27, 2013

    Frankly, seeing how they've handled Stargate and BSG (last season) and its offshoots, I rather not jump on that same ride again... Netflix, Canadian tv, premium channel, or some other method, but not Syfy.

    Syfy no longer stands for Scifi and I doubt Defiance will last long. Defiance has a decent start, considering that BSG's first season was awful.

  • GiffPackham May 10, 2013

    Can't even be bothered to comment on this Rubbish.

  • FringeFanatic May 10, 2013

    I would write that I can't even be bothered to reply to this rubbish, but then we'd both look stupid.

  • MaKTaiL May 10, 2013

    You sir, made my day.

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