Defiance is a visionary enterprise in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion’s multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously. Set in the near future, Defiance introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the human and alien survivors of a universal war. Forced to co-habitate, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.
The series has begun production on the pilot in Toronto, with an eye towards an April 2013 premiere.
After watching the video all I can seem to think of is, can they pull it off? This is without a doubt a massive undertaking and failing to make this show and game work means failure on two fronts and a lot of people out of money. With the budget this show has to be working on a lot of people stand to lose a lot of money, so hopefully this show works out for them on that reason alone. But deep down, I have to admit to being interested in the story. Aliens crash on earth and battle ensues is not something new to fans of the sci-fi genre but this unique look we’re given from the preview has me curious as to how exactly it plays out. We’ll see in early to mid 2013 if Defiance works or if it crashes like the shows aliens.