‘Defiance’ Season 2 Announced

Defiance (Syfy) Episode 3 The Devil in the Dark (2)

Syfy’s multiplatform series Defiance is returning for a 13-episode second season.

The network announced the news today (May 10th), touting Defiance‘s ratings (it boasted the second largest premiere numbers in Syfy’s history) and the groundbreaking transmedia experience it creates through building a world that spans both the television series and the online game from Trion Worlds.

“Bringing the rich world of Defiance to life has been an incredible team effort. We couldn’t ask for better partners than Kevin Murphy, his amazing cast and crew, and Trion Worlds,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content for Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content for UCP in a statement. “We can’t wait to see where they take us in the second season.”

Defiance is set in a futuristic border town where aliens and humans have converged to form a tenuous community. The series takes place on Earth after the invasion of seven unique alien races who left the landscape ravaged. Viewers are treated to the stories of Defiance (which was St. Louis pre-invasion), while those who play the game explore the frontier world of the San Francisco Bay area.

Defiance stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Mia Kirshner.

Season one is currently airing on Mondays at 9PM on Syfy. Season two will premiere in 2014.