Syfy Renews Defiance for Season 2

Matt Webb Mitovich
Syfy Renews Defiance for Season 2

This news should fill Defiance fans with much deto: Syfy has renewed the series for Season 2.

Production on the new 13-episode cycle will begin in August in Toronto, with an eye on a 2014 premiere.

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

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The audience for Defiance‘s April 15 premiere was the second largest in Syfy history in the coveted 18-49 demo, while the companion videogame has amassed more than 1 million registered accounts after launching on three platforms simultaneously.

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