Syfy has announced its Summer 2015 schedule and its a fairly even mix and new and returning shows plus The Son of the Return of the Monster Magnet yet another Sharknado epic.
The new shows include: Dark Matter, from Stargate veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie; Killjoys, from the creator of Lost Girl and the producers of Orphan Black, and Geeks Who Drink, based on the nationwide pub trivia contest and hosted by Zachary Levi.
Returning shows include: Defiance, Dominion and Face Off. Follow the jump for series details and premiere dates.
The third season of Syfy’s Defiance has begun production in Toronto for a Summer 2015 debut. The new season will introduce thee major new characters and at least one new alien race.
Taking aim at the town of Defiance, this season, will be General Rahm Tak (Lee Tergesen) of the Votanis Collective who sees the town as a symbolic target on his road to gaining power.
T’evgin (Conrad Coates), the leader of the Omec who reluctantly carries the burden of his species’ survival on his shoulders, and his daughter and second-in-command, Kindzi (Nichole Galicia), are the other major new characters introduced this season. For further details, follow the jump.
Syfy has two new and two returning series set for summer, 2014 – along with a startling documentary. It’s angels versus humans in new series Dominion, which follows season two of alien invasion series Defiance on July 19th; sci-fi make-up effects series Face Off returns July 22nd, and competitive magic series Wizard Wars debuts on August 19th.
The documentary Aliens on the Moon takes a look at what ‘really might have’ happened the day that we landed on the moon. For details, check out the press release following the jump.
Fan favorite Linda Hamilton is joining Syfy’s Defiance (Thursdays, 8/7C) in a key recurring role as Pilar McCawley. Wife to Rafe McCawley and mother of their three children, Pilar is returning home after several years in a mental institution. Her motive for returning is unclear.
Defiance returns Thursday, June 19th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
This summer, Syfy expands its schedule of original programming to Thursdays with the premieres of Defiance and Dominion. Season two of Defiance will take the 8/7C slot, while new series Dominion will follow at 9/8C. Both shows will premiere on Thursday, June 19th.
For more series details, check out the press release after the jump.
Things have changed in Defiance as season two opens: there’s a new mayor (and Earth Republic official) in William Atherton’s Viceroy Mercado, and an influential Earth Republic soldier and documentarian (propagandist) in Ann Hopkins’ Jessica ‘Berlin’ Rai.
Mercado is described as manipulative and ruthless (among other things) and has a shocking secret. Rai is described as sexy, tough and fearless.
Defiance is currently in production and returns to Syfy in June 2014. The official press release follows the jump.
Syfy continues to take it all to Comic-Con. For Comic-Con 2013, the network is wrapping a Helix showcase around the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel, adjacent to Comic-Con headquarters in the San Diego Convention Center – and hosting panels for five scripted series: the launch of the aforementioned Helix – with first-look clips, Defiance, Being Human, Haven and Warehouse 13. Cafe’ Defiance will make its second consecutive appearance as Syfy transforms Mary Jane’s Cafe’.
Syfy will also serve as the title sponsor of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Oscars of the comic book industry, for the second consecutive year.
For details, follow the jump to the official press release.
Syfy and Trion Worlds have come with a unique and original idea to further connect the game and TV series worlds of Defiance: if you play the game, you might win your character a role on the show!
In the in-game contest, players are pit against the game’s Arkfall events to see who can become the ultimate Ark Hunter. The winner’s character will appear during season two of Defiance. For more details follow the jump to Syfy’s press release.
It’s been too long, but Warehouse 12’s once-then-renegade-then-reformed agent, H.G. Wells will finally be returning to Warehouse 13 (Syfy, Mondays 10/9C0 in an episode called Instinct on Monday, June 3rd, guest-starring Jaimie Murray as the mother of science fiction/adventurer.
With Warehouse 13 following Defiance on Monday nights, this makes this coming Monday Jaimie Murray Night on Syfy. (Cool, right?) Murray will live tweet with fans during both shows. Follow the jump for the press release – which just happens to to contain the tag for Instinct – for details.
Syfy’s Defiance – one of the spring/summer’s most entertaining shows – has been picked up for a second season. The series, which takes place in a world that is shared with MMOG – each of which have some small effect on the other – is about the struggles of the people of the town of Defiance to survive in a world that has been terraformed to suit several alien races, many of which share the town with native humans. Syfy promises even more action and intrigue in Season Two.
The series, which has received a great deal of critical acclaim (we gave it an A+ at Eclipse; it frequently makes the top eleven in The Hollywood reporter’s Power rankings), has netted Syfy the top ratings in the adults 18-49, adults25-54 and total viewers for the last three Mondays.