Syfy has opted not to renew their original series Defiance. The network has canceled the series after three seasons, the last of which ended August 28 with 1.17 million total viewers.
The series starred Julie Benz and Grant Bowler and was set in a futuristic society when a fragile peace was been struck between humans and the aliens that invaded Earth decades earlier. But in the frontier town of Defiance, that peace is threatened. Also starring in the series was Conrad Coates, Tony Curran, Nichole Galicia, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner, Stephanie Leonidas
“Defiance was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before,” the network said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of the work of the extraordinary cast, writers, artists and designers – and especially showrunner Kevin Murphy – who together brought the rich world of Defiance to life over its three-season arc.”
The show’s boss and cast have already begun reacting to the news via social media:
— Kevin Murphy (@kevinmurphyhc) October 16, 2015
— Stephanie Leonidas (@StephLeonidas) October 16, 2015
In the words of Dr Seuss – "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened!" Thank you for all your support! https://t.co/e77N1MK7UK
— Julie Benz (@juliebenz) October 16, 2015
A huge thank you to all our amazing fans… We will live on in the magical word of repeats #Defiance it was an honor to work on the show
— Grant Bowler (@GrantBowler) October 16, 2015
— Jesse Rath (@jesserath) October 16, 2015
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