Sunday, February 24, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON SPECTACULAR NEW EPIC SF SHOW "DEFIANCE" WITH GRANT BOWLER, JAIME MURRAY, JULIE BENZ, TONY CURRAN, MIA KIRSHNER! NEW CHARACTER PHOTOS!

I am sure that you will agree with me that there aren't many science fiction series on the small screens, so we are looking forward to all new shows of that genre. Probably the only new sf show to premiere this Spring is DEFIANCE which is ready to start its television life April 15th over at SyFy channel in US and UK, and Showcase in Canada! The innovative serial drama from the minds behind "Battlestar Galactica" and "Farscape" will follow a mysterious man who, drifting through a terramorphed American landscape, settles in a border town where aliens and humans fight against the fragility of peace.

DEFIANCE STORY
 The series is set in the near future, where aliens known collectively as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. However, when they reached Earth they discovered that despite a prolonged negotiation with the government on Earth they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. During the war, the Votans drop terraformers on the planet and transform the surface of the planet; scorching the earth, opening chasms in the ground and covering the surface of the planet in dust and debris. After decades of war, a ceasefire is declared when both side realise that they must focus on survival on this new almost alien planet. The series largely revolves around the character of Jeb Nolan. Jeb was only ten years old when the Votans arrived and he served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St Louis to find that its is no longer the city he left; it is little more than a refugee camp. Deciding that his services are needed, Jeb takes up a position as the Chief Lawkeeper in DEFIANCE, so he can protect the town from dangerous clashes between humans and aliens, military scavengers and others dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town.

DEFIANCE CAST
Kiwi actor Grant Bowler (True Blood, Ugly Betty) plays Nolan, former soldier and newly appointed law keeper in the bustling frontier town of DEFIANCE. Julie Benz (Dexter, No Ordinary Family) plays Amanda Rosewater, the idealistic mayor of DEFIANCE who is committed to maintaining peace in a deadly new world. The Oscar-nominated actor Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves) plays Rafe McCawley, richest man in Defiance and owner of the largest mine in the territory. Jaime Murray (SPARTACUS) portrays Stahma Tarr, a highly influential member of the elite Castithan alien race. Tony Curran (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blade II) plays Datak Tarr, scheming Castithan alien and ark survivor. Stephanie Leonidas plays Irisa, Nolan’s ward and Irathient alien warrior. Fionulla Flanagan will portray Nicky, popular ex-mayor of DEFIANCE and mentor to Amanda. Mia Kirshner (24, The L Word) plays Kenya, the town madam of DEFIANCE whose devotion has woven her into many of the city’s affairs.

DEFIANCE TIDBITS
The show will be directed by Scott Stewart who helmed sf films PRIEST and LEGION, and is produced by producers of FARSCAPE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, V, ALIEN NATION, SEAQUEST... The authors of the show are also producing a Defiance MMO video game which will be connected to the series! X-FILES star Gillian Anderson was first considered for the role of Stahma or Amanda but the producers didn't approach her thinking she wouldn't return to TV again. The Votans actually consist of seven different alien races, and the studio even hired a linguist who developed two full languages for the alien races of the Castithans and the Irathients

33 comments:

  1. I like the look of the trailer. This may have potential as the sets are cool and the aliens exotic. I will wait and see what the word on it is after it comes out.

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    1. we will probably watch it for the sets and special effects, I just hope they don't leave those out for most of the part like in TERRA NOVA last year.

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    2. Well, this certainly has some potential! Here's hoping that it isn't a disappointment - I think sometimes networks put the wrong people in charge of producing science fiction for television and they get all cheap and its very evident. Fingers crossed!!

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    3. yep, the above mentioned producers usually give us cheap products... fingers crossed it is better this time.

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    4. Terra Nova was such a sad disappointment.

      My son just read this post - he has seen the commercials on SyFy - its on A LOT in our home - and between that and what he just read, he's pretty hopeful too!

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    5. I watched it till the end expecting to see some adventure but it was a sad crime show with an occasional dinosaur :(
      Glad the son likes it too :)

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    6. I know Sci-fi on telly usually is a big letdown. The sets are usually cheap as well. My beloved Doctor Who certainly had some cheap sets, but I can see past that for that one programme.

      These Votons look really cool though. I like the costumes and make-up on them. Fingers and toes crossed on this one.

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    7. yep, especially the lady Votons looks cool and lovely :) I do love Jaime, she was ever so hotsie in SPARTACUS, but ended up tragically .... like all others who mess with Lucretia ;)

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  2. Julie Benz, is one of the most beautiful women... that I have met in person, photos do not do her justice... and it might just be me... I am not watching anything more, ever.

    Well maybe somethings... just not some stuff!

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    1. Jaime Murray is the perdy one for me :) She was ever so stunning in SPARTACUS until she was killed .... deservedly .....

      Julz is lovely too, did the two of you went out for a coffee? :P

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    2. i wish... she was at a comic con a year or so back... just stunning.

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    3. she looks perdy in the pics above too! It is interesting that there are much more female characters in the show than the male ones...

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  3. Looks quite interesting - I'll be looking forward to it. I must say, Julie Benz hasn't looked so compelling since her days of being all vampy alongside Angel.

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    1. now, there's another fan of Miss Benz :)

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  4. An interesting series Dezzy....the aliens look exotically attractive...the scenes look like nothing on earth ~ Smiles ~

    Have a good weekend ~

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    1. glad you like it, Grace, wishing you a nice weekend too!

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    2. In this blog, I either write about gooey love or losing a loved one ~ In my latest post, it's about the second one ~ I appreciate your honesty as it tells me to strive to be a better writer ~ Smiles ~

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    3. ooh, but I did love the poem, I just did not get the topic of it. You are already an amazing writer, Grace!

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    1. yep, that white gown looks pretty on Stahma!

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  6. Those aliens are so creepy looking in the photos. Don't know if I'll watch this one, but the sets and costumes are kind of cool. :)

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    1. I will probably give it a try at least for a few of the opening episodes :)

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  7. It looks amazing. This is something I'd watch.

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  8. could be good...

    but who play the Votans??

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    1. those people with the white eyes are Votans. Votans are aliens separated into six or seven different alien races which came down to earth.

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  9. I will watch anything about aliens:-)
    Love your new design:-)

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    1. the design will change next week in honour of St Patrick's Day = we shall have an Irish month design :)

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  10. Defiane looks so wonderful. I cannot wait until it starts. Great spotlight! I have to say I adore Graham Greene and it is awesome to see him on the small screen again. Have you seen him in the mystery Thunderheart? It is an awesome film about a half-Lakota FBI agent who has to work with a reservation cop to solve a murder.

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    1. I haven't, but I know that my Native American friends like him a lot :)

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  11. This show looks really good. Looking forward to trying it out. Especially since it takes place here in St. Louis.

    There IS a town called Defiance here in the area too.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)