Last month TVWise broke an in depth report on Syfy’s upcoming series Defiance. At the time we also revealed profiles of several of the major characters. We can now reveal that Jamie Murray, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas and Tony Curran have joined the cast of the series, with all four of them assuming roles that we initially told you about last month.
Penned by Farscape creator Rockne S O’Bannon, Defiance is Set in the near future and introduces a world where humans and aliens must learn to live together on an exotic new Earth that has been transformed by alien terra-forming machines. Bowler plays Jeb Nolan, the law keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world, bringing him to the town where his peacekeeping skills make him a valuable addition this new community. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe, evolving together over time to tell an overall story that is more powerful together. (For more detailed plot information on the series see our previous report)
Jamie Murray has been cast in the role of Stahma Tarr, Datak’s faithful wife. This role was described as being very Lady Macbeth. Stahma is not satisfied with Datak’s station in Defiance and feels he (and by extension, she) should have more power. She comes from old money and is very cunning and arrogant, with a sense of entitlement.
Julie Benz has joined the series as Amanda Rosewater, the Mayor of Defiance. The character has been described as being in her 40′s, Human and very sexy. A source likened her to the character of President Roslin from Battlestar Galactica.
Stephanie Leonidas will play Irisa, Nolans’ deputy. She is an Irathient; one of the many alien species that populate Defiance.
Finally, Tony Curran has been cast in the role of Datak Tarr. The right hand to Amanda, Datak’s role could be likened to that of White House Chief of Staff. He is married to Stahma