“In a near future where Earth is almost alien, a human drifter and his adopted Irathient daughter put down roots in Defiance, a community where humans and aliens coexist in the ruins of St. Louis.” (Wiki)
Defiance defies the odds! The premiere of SyFy drew in 2.7 million views, the network’s “most-watched scripted series premiere in seven years” (Gamespot). Defiance is filmed in Toronto, Canada, set in St. Louis, and has a tie-in video game set in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Another recent and notable sci-fi Canadian production is Continuum.
Defiance – Season 1 Trailer
“Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.” (Showcase)
Defiance – Official Site