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Defiance 

Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Grant Bowler ...  Joshua Nolan 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Julie Benz ...  Mayor Amanda Rosewater / ... 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Stephanie Leonidas ...  Irisa / ... 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Tony Curran ...  Datak Tarr 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Jaime Murray ...  Stahma Tarr 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Jesse Rath ...  Alak Tarr 35 episodes, 2013-2015
Trenna Keating ...  Doc Yewll 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Graham Greene ...  Rafe McCawley 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Dewshane Williams ...  Tommy LaSalle / ... 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Anthony Grant Lake Anthony Grant Lake ...  Human Night Porter 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Nicole Muñoz ...  Christie McCawley / ... 23 episodes, 2013-2015
Jessica Nichols Jessica Nichols ...  Bertie / ... 22 episodes, 2013-2015
Anna Hopkins ...  Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Kevin Shand Kevin Shand ...  Raiga / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2014
Monica Parker ...  Bailey 17 episodes, 2013-2015
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Storyline

In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town - overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for. Written by Official site

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There's something inside me, something dangerous... (season 2) See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

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English | Hebrew

Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show was cancelled by Syfy after three seasons on October 16, 2015. See more »

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Datak Tarr: It's not like I dropped a whore from the St. Louis Arch, now is it?
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Cautiously hopeful but less than I had expected
15 April 2013 | by mike-ryan455See all my reviews

I just saw the pilot episode. I am not sold yet on whether it will crash and burn or it will be decent.

Good points: The "many peoples tossed together" idea has been done before but it's a good one. Almost anything is possible.

It's got Rockne S. O'Bannon who was one of the creators of Farscape as a "developer." This is hopeful.

I like the alien wife.

Bad points: The special effects were on a par with SyFy channel TV movies. That's pretty low. If it's a show that depends on crashing and action, they're going to have to up the budget.

I'm not sure on the Romeo and Juliet angle on the two alien kids. That can turn boring really fast.

Could it all gel into something really good? Yes. But I don't see it yet.


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