Rockne O’Bannon’s Other Show on the Syfy Channel is Casting

By Nix
Mar 9th, 2012

Grant Bowler

No wonder ol Rockne has no time to try to re-launch “Farscape”. (Mind you, not that I think “Farscape” can ever be re-launched, but hey, hope springs eternal, right?). He’s got his sticky little fingers in not one, but two upcoming shows. The first is a teen-friendly drama on the CW called “Cult”, while the second is a full-blown sci-fi/Western (in the vein of “Firefly”, perhaps?) called “Defiance” on the Syfy Channel.

“Defiance” has cast its two leads — Grant Bowler (above) and “Angel” alum Julie Benz. Here’s hoping this goes better than Benz’s last gig, “No Ordinary Family”, which didn’t survive past its first season.

Set on a future Earth, Defiance is set in a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Bowler), the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Benz … will play Amanda Rosewater, the idealistic newly appointed mayor of the mining boomtown who is determined to maintain peace in the community.

O’Bannon is producing alongside Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor.

Tony Curran, Jamie Murray and Stephanie Leonidas are also in the cast.

Defiance - Season 1

Via : Deadline

  • Marcel Smulders

    Julie’s last gig was not “No Ordinary Family” but “A Gifted Man” …which probably has the same faith as “No Ordinary Family”

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