Premiering Monday on Syfy, Defiance is a notable series for a couple of reasons. One is that it marks the first “hard” sci-fi show the network has launched in quite some time, in the vein of Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. Second, the show’s big video game tie-in stands out, as the series and game launch simultaneously, showing different parts of the same world.
I spoke to cast members Jaime Murray and Julie Benz about what to expect and their experience making the series, which takes place in the city of Defiance -- what we called St. Louis -- after several alien races have settled on Earth, in the wake of a great war.
Jaime Murray has been a familiar face on series like Dexter, Spartacus and Warehouse 13 in recent years, but has a whole different look on Defiance, playing Stahma Tarr, part of an alien race called the Castithan.