By James Hibberd
January 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM EST

Spaceships back on Syfy?!

Here’s the new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming major drama series Defiance, which not only returns a few star ships to the network, but also gives us giant muscular blue guys, battle mechs, some strange religious group and a whole lot of other elements we don’t quite understand yet, but sure look intriguing, wrapped up in a post-apocalyptic neo-Western setting.

Defiance is both a show and an online video game (details below and more photos below) that’s set amid the ruins of St. Louis following the arrival of seven races of aliens. The result, especially with the song featured in this new trailer (“Preacher” by Jamie N Commons), almost has a Firefly vibe.

The series also just got an official premiere date: Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour debut.

Here’s the new trailer for Defiance, executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica) and Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz and Stephanie Leonidas (who’s sporting a bit of Leeloo look). 

Official description:

“Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races.  In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.”

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run date
  • 05/15/13
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