The Syfy television show tie-in to Trion Worlds' upcoming sci-fi MMO, Defiance, has begun production today in Toronto, Ontario. The first season will consist of 12 episodes and stars Grant Bowler as Jeb Nolan, the series' protagonist alongside renowned Dances with Wolves and The Green Mile actor, Graham Greene, among others.
Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. 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 game and TV series will debut simultaneously in April 2013.