Sunday, 13 January 2013

Tony Curran: 'Defiance' premiere, trailer, and updates

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Defiance: Combining a TV Series and Game Into One World
Creators and cast discuss the upcoming Syfy series and how it will connect to the video game.
Two other important characters are the alien/Castithan married couple Datak (Tony Curran) and Stahma (Jaime Murray).
Said Curran, “These characters are very complex, with a lot of depth to them. And a few of them have got sordid pasts and possibly some very sordid futures, yes. Some very unpredictable futures. But a lot of it is to do with survival in this town. As Julie was saying, there's this indomitable spirit which a lot of these characters, which is a great human trait which also a lot of these aliens have. And that's where the tone of Defiance originated from, was after the Pale Wars that happened for nine years, there was the act of defiance, as it were, between the aliens and humans who ended up saving some children and hence the name of Defiance.”
Read loads more at IGN

'Defiance': New trailer for Syfy's action epic -- EXCLUSIVE
From Inside TV:
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 première date: Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour début.
Source (with embedded trailer): Inside TV

"Defiance": Humans, Aliens and Military Scavengers
"...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.
Read more at Sneak Peak

Syfy's 'Defiance' Gets Première Date

The 12-episode season will launch Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m., the cable network announced Monday. Defiance bridges a scripted television and online gaming for the first time.

The series and the game feature an interconnected world and storylines that will launch later this year with the release of the game, ahead of the TV series debut. Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races.

Defiance stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Mia Kirshner.
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Première also reported by The Futon Critic

Defiance (Syfy): What to Expect
There’s a little Charles Dickens in it. Asked about his character Datak, Tony Curran said, “Me and [Datak's wife] Stahma, their planet has been destroyed. They have come to Earth, looking for a new home. And there is a war that begins between the humans and aliens. [Datak is] from a very low caste. He’s from the pages of a Dickens novel. You might say he’d been scraped out of the gutter. On the ship coming to Earth, he ends up meeting Stahma, and she’s a higher caste than Datak. She’s somewhat aristocracy, you might say. And he’s a bit of a silver tongued devil, and he ends up charming her to the point that they actually get married.”
Read more at TV Equals

From Tony Curran's Twitter feed:
  • Defiance 2 hour première Datak looks forward to meeting you 2013 April 9pm on Sy Fy (source)
  • Backstage at TCA press tour @DefianceWorld 2013 April 9pm (source)

From Tony Curran's Facebook page:
Behind the scenes from Labyrinth. A nice cuppa and a good read during some down time on Labyrinth Cape Town. (source)

More links:
Defiance: Worlds Away
Civilization begins again. Defiance, April 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.!

DEFIANCE: To Première on Syfy April 15 - New Trailer Released
Syfy’s highly-anticipated Defiance will have its series première Monday, April 15 @ 9pm with a two-hour episode (culminating in a total of 12 episodes/13 hours). For the network, this is designated as the "next big thing."

Syfy Releases New Trailer and Première Date for Game Crossover Series DEFIANCE

Syfy Unveils Transmedia Series 'Defiance' at TCA, Part TV Show and Part MMO Video Game

Tony Curran at event of Defiance

Tony Curran, Stephanie Leonidas and Jaime Murray at event of Defiance

Still of Tony Curran and Jaime Murray in Defiance

Still of Graham Greene, Julie Benz and Tony Curran in Defiance

Still of Tony Curran in Defiance

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