One of the most ambitious shows that will soon be on television has to be the Syfy network’s new series ‘Defiance.’ If you were watching their Powerful Mondays block of shows, then you may have caught the newest TV spot for the series, but if you missed it, we have it here for you below!
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, ‘Defiance’ focuses on humanity’s attempts to co-exist with various alien races on an earth that has been ravaged by war. It’s been described as a futuristic Western in a town that used to be St. Louis. Here’s a more detailed synopsis of the show:
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 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 sides realize 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 it’s is no longer the city he left; it is little more than refugee camp. Deciding 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, aliens, military scavengers and other dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town.
The TV spot below gives a glimpse on how cohabitation is coming along between the humans and aliens in the town of Defiance and it doesn’t look too good. What does look good, however, is the series! With the likes of Grant Bowler (‘True Blood,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Liz and Dick’), Jaime Murray (‘Warehouse 13,’ ‘Dexter’), Tony Curran (‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Underworld: Evolution’), Julie Benz (‘Dexter) and Mia Kirshner (‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Wolf Lake’), this series seems to be one worth watching.
See for yourself in the TV spot below!
‘Defiance’ will air Mondays on the Syfy channel beginning April 15th at 9PM ET/8C.