From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek "Defiance", the new Syfy science fiction action drama series, developed for television by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Universal Cable Productions, that connects with a "Defiance" MMO video game :
"...the 'Votan' aliens came to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. But they found they were not welcome on Earth, forced to orbit the planet for six years as prolonged negotiations with skeptical Earth governments proved futile. With supplies running low, the Votans declared war with the humans to make Earth their new home.
"During this war, Votan ships shot down by government military, accidentally released 'terraformer technology'into the atmosphere, causing radical changes to the biosphere and geology of Earth.
"Then after decades of hostility a ceasefire was declared. Few organized governments remained for either the humans or the aliens, as both sides factionalized with members looking out for themselves. In several areas, local human and Votan militias banded together to cooperate if they were to survive on a rapidly changing planet.
"'Jeb Nolan' served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St. Louis to find that it is no longer the city he left; it is little more than a refugee camp.
"Deciding that his services are needed, Jeb becomes the 'Chief Lawkeeper' in 'Defiance', protecting the town from clashes between humans, aliens and military scavengers..."
Cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Stephanie Leonidas, Mia Kirshner, Graham Greene and Fionnula Flanagan.
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