TCA Winter 2013: Syfy's 'Defiance' to Premiere April 15

Transmedia Series Combines TV, Online Gaming



Pasadena, Calif. -- Syfy's Defiance will have its two-hour premiere on Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m., the network announced at the Television Critics' Association winter press tour Monday.

Defiance is the first series to connect scripted television with online gaming. The game will be released in early April before the series premiere, with each featuring interconnected storylines.

Set in the near future, the 12-episode series is set in the boom-town of Defiance atop the ruins of St. Louis, where humans and seven newly-arrived alien races must learn to co-exist peacefully. In the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area.

Defiance is from Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor.