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Defiance 

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Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.
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3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Lake Anthony Lake ...  Human Night Porter 26 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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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 Jack Mehoff) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for. Written by Official site

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New Earth. New Rules. See more »

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Trivia

Grant Bowler played Wolfgang West in the New Zealand crime comedy drama series Outrageous Fortune (2005). Jaime Murray played Gaia in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), which was a prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010) which was filmed and made in New Zealand. See more »

Quotes

Datak Tarr: It's not like I dropped a whore from the St. Louis Arch, now is it?
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Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Heavenly Bodies (2014) See more »

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Extremely Under-Rated Sci Fi Show
5 September 2015 | by bsofakindSee all my reviews

Over the last decade I have had some difficulty warming up to many of the sci-fi shows produced. For me it was a case of being to conventional and uninspiring.

Initially, I watched Defiance and tuned out after the first three episodes. I revisited the show later and gave it another try. And to my surprise I was rewarded with solid acting and good scripts. Hopefully, the show survives into season four it would be a shame to see it end prematurely in the ratings game. Good quality Sci- Fi shows are hard to find these days.

So like many other admirers of this show, I will wait to see the outcome. The Killjoys and Dark Matter are watchable but these shows do not have the depth and quality IMO


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15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada See more »

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