Syfy’s upcoming multi-platform drama Defiance marks a return to the serious sci-fi storytelling that boosted the channel’s profile in the early ’00s. The latest trailer focuses in on the “new world” aspect of the series, and the need for community if the alien/human border town of Defiance has any hope of lasting– think an ultra-futuristic Deadwood with Julie Benz standing in for Ian McShane. Benz’s Mayor Amanda Rosewater may not have McShane’s growl, but she still sounds like a good person to have on your side. “This town is worth fighting for,” she insists in the trailer despite the abundance of conflicts happening around her.
For more information about what’s ahead in Defiance‘s first season, check out the highlights from the series’ recent TCA panel.
Defiance premieres Monday, April 15th at 9/8c on Syfy.