Sunday, 27 May 2012

Defiance: sneak peek at the new Syfy TV show and game

Filming has just commenced on Syfy’s Defiance, the TV element in a multimedia project that also involves a massively multiplayer online game. That doesn’t just mean there’s a game of the show; the story in the show and the game will, apparently, weave together.

The story in the TV show follows the survivors of an alien invasion in one small frontier town, while the game will be set across the country but in the same, connected world.

Gotta admit, at the start of the video we were worried that it looked like a US version of Outcasts. Then they reveal the FX shots… which are pretty awesome. And the game footage has big FO monsters… hopefully they’ll be in the show as well.

Good cast too: Grant Bowler (True Blood), Julie Benz (Buffy, Angel), Jaime Murray (Hustle, Warehouse 13), Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who), Stephanie Leonidas (Mirrormask, BBC’s Dracula), Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves), Mia Kirshner (24) and Fionnula Flanagan (Lost).

Here’s the official description:

Defiance introduces players and viewers to a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the disparate survivors of a universal war who endeavor to build a new society among the devastation. The game combines the intense action of a AAA console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.”

Source: SFX
Visit the SFX website (link above) to see the trailer and a look behind the scenes 

Also reported by ScienceFiction and CinemaBlend

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