Even though we’re still two months away from the premiere, it is already apparent that Syfy’s upcoming multiplatform series Defiance is the cable channel’s most ambitious project in years. Syfy has released a collection of character photos that introduce us to the series’ sprawling cast while also giving us a glimpse of the impressive amount of detail that has gone into constructing the futuristic world inhabited by humans and aliens alike.
Below you will get your first look at Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler), the reluctant sheriff of Defiance, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz), the town’s mayor, Datak and Stahma Tarr (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray), a husband and wife team who work closely with Amanda, Irisa Nyira (Stephanie Leonidas), Nolan’s adopted daughter, and Kenya Rosewater (Mia Kirshner), the town’s madam, among other characters.
Set on Earth after it has been ravaged, terraformed and colonized by seven alien races collectively known as Votans, Defiance focuses on the town formerly known as St. Louis and its inhabitants. The series is part of a larger world that also comprises a MMO video game that will also debut April, but viewers won’t have to play the game in order to understand the series.
What do you think of the character portraits? Are you impressed by the makeup work on the alien characters?
Defiance premieres Monday, April 15th at 9/8c on Syfy.