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The races, collectively known as Votans, are seeking a home after their own star system is destroyed. They come to Earth seeking refuge, only to be turned away. After negotiations fail, and with their ship’s supplies running low, they feel they have no choice by to try to take the Earth by force… When the people of Earth manage to shoot down one of the alien motherships, it starts a catastrophic event which alters the planet’s biosphere. There are heavy casualties on both sides, and a ceasefire is declared.

The story centres around Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler). Only 10yrs old when the Votans attacked, and now Lawkeeper in the refugee camp ‘Defiance’, it’s his job to keep the peace between the aliens and humans that call it home.

Created by Rockne S. O’Bannon, the man behind seaQuest DSV, Farscape, and new series Cult, and starring Grant Bowler (Ugly Betty)Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel), Julie Benz (Angel, Dexter), Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who), and Jaime Murray (Dexter, Spartacus, Warehouse 13, and Hustle.)

The show will coincide with the release of an MMO set in the same world.

UK Premiere Date Information

Latest UK Premiere Date

UK Channel: Syfy UK

Latest/Next UK Season: 3

Latest/Next UK Premiere Date: 25 June 2015 at 9:00pm

Country of Origin: USA

Additional Airing Notes:

New scifi show from SyFy, about a group of aliens called the Votans who are trying to live along side the people of Earth, after a devastating war between the two has taken it’s toll, not only on both sides, but on the Earth itself. Created by Rockne S. O’Bannon (the man behind seaQuest DSV, Farscape, and new series Cult), and starring Grant Bowler (Ugly Betty)Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel), Julie Benz (Angel, Dexter), Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who), and Jaime Murray (Dexter, Spartacus, Warehouse 13, and Hustle.) Airs in April on SyFy in the USA and shortly afterwards on Syfy UK.

Previous UK Premiere Dates

Season 1- Syfy- 16th April 2013

Season 2- Syfy- 18th September 2014

Season 3- Syfy- 18th June 2015 at 9pm


Next Season (if renewed): 3


Trailer for Defiance


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8 Responses to “Defiance”

  1. Deborah says:

    I have recently watched seaseon 1 and 2 – I think this is an amazing programme. I do find it a little uncomfortable watching sometimes but that adds to its attraction for me. I am keen to know when season 3 will be avaulable in the UK – I know that they have just announced it will be airing in June in the US so hopefully not too much longer. Great programme with a fantastic cast.

  2. peter says:

    on syfy’s twitter account its say that season 2 premiere is on 18th of september but does not say what time

  3. andy says:

    Last year I’m sure it aired in the UK a week after then US so its a shame its some much later.

    May end up watching in on-line instead.

  4. shane says:

    WHY September when in the US its starting this month and last year it started in April over here

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Well, the air dates in foreign countries are largely irrelevant, except that international buyers can’t usually broadcast first. In this case, the reason it is available to international buyers later than last year is due to its later date in its own market.

  5. Ian says:

    Trying to cash in on the success of falling skies? I don’t think so.