Monday, 15 April 2013

Tony Curran: 'Defiance' updates, photos, interviews, etc

Sci-fi TV series 'Defiance' launches with video game: 'one world, two ways in'
Cast members of the television show
Cast members of the television show "Defiance," (left to right) Tony Curran as Datak Tarr, Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr, Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater, Mia Kirshner as Kenya Rosewater, Grant Bowler as Joshua Nolan, Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa Nyira and Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley are shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Shaw Media-Joe Pugliese/Syfy

What will Earth look like in the year 2046? Pretty beat up if a sprawling outdoor backlot for a new sci-fi TV series, tucked out of sight in an industrial section of Toronto's east end, is any indication.
"Defiance" launches simultaneously in Canada and the U.S. April 15 as both a TV series and a video game. Both Showcase and the U.S. cable channel Syfy will premiere it over two hours Monday at 10 p.m.
Earlier this year before TV critics in Los Angeles, Syfy president Dave Howe called it "one world, but with two ways in." Five years in the making, the series was planned all along as a way to unite "high-quality scripted television and online gaming in an unprecedented way."
Read more at Brandon Sun

Tweets (and photos) from Tony Curran: Great night at Syfy up Fronts New York City

Datak&Stahma having a moment 3 days till launch
It wouldn't be the Syfy Upfront if it wasn't a star studded event, and the stellar cast of Defiance surely delivers
Up Fronts NYC
In MYM Magazine out April 18th in UK

Defiance Trailer: Datak
Cunning, intelligent, and ambitious, Datak Tarr has a firm grip on Defiance's underworld. How long can they stay on top? Defiance premieres Monday at 9/8c only on Syfy.
Watch the trailer here.

Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: 'Datak' Promo - NEW Series Apr 15 '13Read more at Antipodalarapaima.

DEFIANCE: Jaime Murray and Tony Curran Plan To Prosper In New Sneak Peeks
Full article at Seriable

Another Trailer for Syfy’s Defiance
The 2-hour premiere arrives April 15th.
Read more at SciFi Cool

Nice Boy of the Week: Tony Curran
The Nice Boy of the Week this week is actor Tony Curran, who is one of the cast members of the upcoming Syfy series Defiance that will debut on Monday, April 15.

Tony Curran was born in Glasgow, Scotland and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He got his first break on television in 1986 in the British children’s series called Dramarama.

A few years later he had small roles in the box office films Captive that starred Julia Ormond and Tim Roth and Being Human that starred Robin Williams. Over the course of the next four years, he appeared in the British and Scottish TV series Soldier Soldier, Grange Hill, Taggart, The Bill, A Touch of Frost, This Life and Touching Evil.
Read more at Nice Girls TV

NBCU's $100 Million Gamble on Syfy's 'Defiance'
The first TV series and video game to launch in tandem, the multiplatform event marks a critical test for the cable network.
Syfy is welcoming a two-headed baby into the world. The NBCUniversal-owned network in April is launching Defiance, a risky experiment in transmedia that pairs the most expensive series in the cable net's history with an equally pricey massively multiplayer online (MMO) video game. Each can be enjoyed on its own, but NBCU, which has invested close to $100 million in Defiance, needs both sci-fi fans and gamers -- two fickle groups -- to show up in big numbers to justify the expense.
Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Defiance - The Gate Mag: Cast Video Interview - NEW Series Apr 15 '13 on Syfy
The cast of SyFy's series, Defiance, introduce themselves and actor Grant Bowler talks about the inspiration for his character, Chief Lawkeeper Jeb Nolan.

Video includes interviews with Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Mia Kirshner, Tony Curran and Graham Greene.

Set on a transformed Earth thirty years in the future, Defiance is the story of courage and survival in a frontier town where feuding factions of humans and aliens must stand together against outside forces that threaten their existence. Defiance premiering Monday April 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.
Watch the interviews at Antipodalarapaima

Defiance - The Gate Mag: Cast Video Interview Part 2
The cast of SyFy's new series, Defiance, talk about the languages of the alien races, the Votan, and how it impacted their performances. David J. Peterson developed the languages for the series.
More here.

Loving The Aliens - Article in TV & Satellite Week
Read a scan of the article here.

Michael Nankin interview: Defiance, latex, TV pilots and more
With the launch of the Defiance series and TV show imminent, we spoke to producer and director Michael Nankin about its making...

The Syfy Channel is about to air what is surely its biggest experiment yet. Called Defiance, it’s a sci-fi series which not only employs some proven industry talent - not least writer Rockne S O’Bannon, of Alien Nation and SeaQuest DSV fame, director and producer Michael Nankin, who previously helmed episodes of Battlestar Galactica and Alphas - but also coincides with the launch of the online shooter of the same name.

In a media first, Defiance the TV series and Defiance the videogame will share characters and storylines, with events in the show replicated in the online experience, too. It’s a concept that has roped in the creative minds from both Syfy and Trion Worlds, cost an undisclosed sum of money, and will, if successful, no doubt pave the way for further ‘transmedia’ collaborations in the future.

Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth where multiple races of aliens live uneasily among humans, Defiance takes place in the ramshackle town of the same name. Roguishly handsome newcomer Nolan (Grant Bowler) provides our way into this grubby community, in which bitter rivalries and cultural chasms constantly threaten its stability. As much a Western as a sci-fi show, Defiance is infused with a lightness of touch and a faintly kitsch sensibility, which is far removed from the brooding, post-911 atmosphere of Battlestar Galactica, whose success Syfy will no doubt be hoping to replicate here.

Ahead of the Defiance pilot’s premiere on the 16th April, we had a chance to talk to Nankin about what we can expect from the show, the pitfalls in developing a TV series and game at the same time, and the perils of directing a show full of alien prosthetics, contact lenses, and brightly-coloured wigs...
Read the full interview at  Den of Geek

Tony Curran (Datak Tarr)Actor bio at Showcase

At the Defiance Shoot. Photos (including Tony Curran)
Defiance: the official photos of the cast bonus
Defiance: the official photos of the cast bonus. Tony Curran

Dive Into the TV and Game World of DEFIANCE With Featurette, Exclusive Set Visit Pics and More attended a set tour and press conference a few months ago and we have chosen a sampling from the sheer tonnage of pics taken to share with you, to accompany this first Making Of featurette of the game and series and the newest trailer for the series and TV spot for the game.
Read more at SciFi Mania

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Underworld: Evolution
Gory sequel finds the bloodsucking heroine (Kate Beckinsale) tracing the origins of the ancient feud between the tribes of vampires and werewolves.
Cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Defiance's Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen and Sophia Myles.

Blade II

A vampire slayer (Wesley Snipes) teams up with the undead to take down a band of mutant bloodsuckers.
Cast includes Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, Luke Goss and Tony Curran.
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