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Syfy Cancels ‘Defiance’ After Three Seasons

Syfy has opted not to go forth with a fourth season of “Defiance,” Variety has learned.

The show’s cancellation comes just days after the cable network axed fantasy drama “Dominion.”

“Defiance” was Syfy’s big experiment with transmedia storytelling as the series’ storylines were specifically designed to mesh with the narrative of the video game of the same name, produced by Trion Worlds. The TV series revolved around the battles of seven alien races existing on a much-changed planet Earth.

Drama vet Kevin Murphy served as exec producer and showrunner of of “Defiance,” which wrapped its 13-episode third season late this summer.

“I got to collaborate with a group of stunning artists operating at the top of their game, and together we built a world. Because of that, there is no room for anything other than joy in my heart,” Murphy said.

In a statement, Syfy commented: “‘Defiance’ was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before. We are incredibly proud of the work of the extraordinary cast, writers, artists and designers — and especially showrunner Kevin Murphy — who together brought the rich world of ‘Defiance’ to life over its three season arc.”

After delivering good ratings on Mondays during its first season in 2013, “Defiance” fell off sharply in its move to Thursdays in 2014 and then again when it shifted to Fridays this summer. Its Aug. 28 finale averaged a 0.51 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.925 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.


I’m very sad that “Defiance” has been cancelled. At least we got three great seasons though. I will have the gallery caught up on the remaining “Defiance” captures & stills soon.

“Defiance” 3×01-3×06 Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from every episode of this season of “Defiance” that has aired so far. I’m really enjoying this season so far–I hope everyone is watching if they can! Previews and gallery links below:


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223 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×01 The World We Seize
261 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×02 The Last Unicorns
228 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×03 The Broken Bough
562 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×04 Dead Air
200 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×05 History Rhymes
137 x Defiance > Season 3 > Screen Captures > 3×06 Where the Apples Fell

‘Defiance’ Star Julie Benz Talks Keeping the Peace in Season 3

In the Season 2 finale of “Defiance,” Earth’s destruction seemed imminent, as a possessed Irisa used alien technology to terraform New York City. With the rest of the planet at risk, Defiance’s former mayor Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) came close to shooting Irisa before Nolan intervened. He stopped his adopted daughter by breaking the control over her, but the two were left trapped in a pod buried beneath the town.

As Season 3 opens Friday on Syfy, Defiance resembles a ghost town, with Amanda and the remaining residents left to pick up the pieces – and brace themselves for a new alien threat.

On the Toronto set of sci-fi series, Benz sat down with journalists to discuss Amanda’s state of mind, political fallout, strained relationships and the introduction of the Omec.

Your character had quite a journey in Season 2. Where do we find her this year?

Julie Benz: Season 2 was quite a dark path for Amanda. We see at the beginning of Season 3 that she is out of the darkness. She’s back to being mayor. She’s really fighting to keep the town alive. The E-Rep have buggered off. The mines have shut down, so there is a lack of gulanite in the town. Those who can leave have left. It’s pretty desolate at the start of Season 3, so she’s really struggling to hold everybody together and hold the town together.

How do you feel Amanda has changed politically in this new world?

Someone asked me whether she’d been reelected and I was like, “I really don’t think there was a reelection.” There was nobody to step in, so she just stepped in. Amanda has always been the heart of Defiance. She has always represented everything that Defiance stands for, which is unity, equality and survival. She’s an idealist within that, and I think with the town struggling, she’s starting to emerge as a very strong leader. In the beginning, she was appointed mayor for some manipulative reasons and she didn’t rise to the occasion. She was struggling and then she lost the election, obviously. She had her downfall in Season 2. In Season 3, we see her really coming into her own as a leader in a town that is just having one of its worst times. Her politics are still the same, if not stronger. I don’t think Amanda could ever leave Defiance because I don’t know how she would define herself then. Continue reading

“Defiance” Renewed for Season 3!

It’s official: Syfy is renewing two summer thrillers, including a pickup for supernatural freshman drama Dominion.

Post-apocalyptic angel-war drama Dominion will return for a second season and alien-colonized Earth drama Defiance is getting a third round. Both will receive 13-episode orders from Universal Cable Productions. Kevin Murphy (Caprica) will resume his role as executive producer and showrunner of Defiance while Vaun Wilmott (Sons of Anarchy) will continue to fill the same posts for Dominion. The shows have averaged the exact same viewership on Thursday nights—2.7 million viewers, and 1.2 million adults 18-49 (including seven days of DVR playback).

“Defiance” Captures + Events

Hello everyone! Sorry I’m behind on updates, but I hope you’ve been keep an eye on the gallery! I’ve added “Defiance” captures and event pictures throughout the month—I just never found the time to update at the site. The gallery is all caught up “Defiance” captures. The season finale (two episodes) of “Defiance” airs tonight. Be sure to watch!! Captures will be up shortly after!


Gallery Links:
281 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×04 Beasts of Burden
414 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×05 Put the Damage On
197 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×06 This Woman’s Work
101 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×07 If You Could See Her Through My Eyes
554 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×08 Slouching Towards Bethlehem
416 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×09 Painted from Memory
252 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×10 Bottom of the World
449 x Defiance > Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×11 Doll Parts
011 x Public Appearances > 2014 > CraveOnline Presents: Crave Conquers The Con – 07.25.14
023 x Public Appearances > 2014 > Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con – 07.26.14
015 x Public Appearances > 2014 > Syfy’s “Defiance” Press Line and Panel – Comic-Con International 2014 – 07.26.14
006 x Public Appearances > 2014 > Visiting SiriusXM – 08.05.14

“Defiance” 2×04 Beasts of Burden Preview

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