defianceFans of the Syfy Channel series “Defiance” don’t have much longer to wait for the launch of the second season. It’s set to begin at 8 p.m. June 19.

For those of you who missed the first season (and shame on you), the series is set in 2047 where Earth has changed dramatically after the arrival of a variety of alien races. The town of Defiance, that was previously St. Louis, is a place where humans and aliens live harmoniously together — most of the time.

The cast includes Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene, Tony Curran and Jaime Murray.

Executive producer Kevin Murphy offers some insight into what will unfold during season two. The season will include an expanded look at the world.

“We always wanted to take season one to sort of establish the town. What we’re going to be seeing in season two, we’ll be traveling to Angel Arc, which was formerly known as Los Angeles, and we’ll be seeing what happened in L.A. We’ll be visiting New York.  And we’ll also be visiting Chicago,” Murphy says. “And we’re going to find out more about what’s going on in the world.”

One big part of the series from the start has been the efforts to connect with fans that includes a video game version of the cable show. That connection grows this season.

“One of the things that is really fun in season two is I did a contest and people submitted their avatars, their game characters.  And the finalists were submitted to me and I picked the one that I thought would make the most interesting character on ’Defiance,’ and we cast it,” Murphy says.

Look for the character (played by Anrik Alivo) to show up closer to the end of the second season.

Rick Bentley

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