On April 15th 2013 at 9pm (US) Syfy will be showing the 2 hour premiere episode of it's "next big thing", a new TV show called 'Defiance'.
Defiance, an unprecedented approach to storytelling, will unite scripted television and online gaming for the very first time. Both the series and the game feature an interconnected world and story lines that will launch in early April with the release of the game and continue seamlessly with the series premiere on the 15th.
Defiance stars Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Graham Greene (Rafe McCawley) and Mia Kirshner (Kenya).
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.
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a sucker for sci-fi shows like this and even though the odd one, like the reincarnation of 'V', was a bit crap you can always get something a bit better like Falling Skies, or the old Alien Nation series which I loved. We'll have to wait and see.
Here's the trailer, see what you think.