The first official trailer for Syfy’s transmedia series ‘Defiance’ has now hit online! Developed by Rockne O’Bannon, who has written and produced sci-fi shows such as ‘Farscape’, ‘V’, Seaquest 2032’, and ‘Alien Nation’, ‘Defiance’ is attempting to bridge the world of television and online gaming by allowing events on the MMO version of the game to impact the TV series and vice versa.
Although we’ve only gotten a glimpse in the past of the series via the MMO game trailers, this trailer gives the first real look of what the show will bring to the small screen and I must say, it looks impressive.
‘Defiance’ is set in the future where humans and aliens live together on an Earth that has been ravaged by decades of war and centers on Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler) who is the peacekeeper in the town of Defiance. Here’s the official synopsis for the series:
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 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.
Check out the trailer and let me know if you’ll be watching (and playing) ‘Defiance’.