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New SyFy Defiance Commercial Online

Coming April 2013 is the new MMO/TV experience known as Defiance from SyFy and Trion.

A new commercial recently aired on the SyFy channel which you can check out below.

Info:

DEFIANCEâ„¢ is the first multi-platform shooter MMO, that in a ground-breaking entertainment experience, interconnects with a global television program on Syfy. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.

Being developed for the PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system,DEFIANCE unites the MMORPG and Shooter game genres across the most popular platforms.

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SYFY’s Comic-Con 2012 Panels and Info: Defiance, Alphas, Warehouse 13, Being Human

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2142:]]SyFy will be in attendance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with the following panels:

FRIDAY, JULY 13:
 
DEFIANCE
PANEL:    6:45 PM- 7:45 PM    ROOM 6DE
 
Syfy and Trion unite television and gaming in the biggest entertainment event of 2013: Defiance. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Mia Kirshner (Kenya), Kevin Murphy (Executive Producer), Nick Beliaeff (SVP, Development, Trion Worlds), Rob Hill (Senior Producer, Trion Worlds) and Mark Stern (President, Syfy Original Content & Co-Head UCP) discuss how Defiance defies everything you know about conventional storytelling. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).
 
SATURDAY, JULY 14:
 
WAREHOUSE 13
PANEL:  10:00 AM-10:45 AM    BALLROOM 20
 
America’s top-secret, artifact-finding agents have landed at Comic Con. Join stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan) along with Executive Producer Jack Kenny for a look inside the new season of Syfy’s blockbuster series Warehouse 13. Moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine).
 
ALPHAS
PANEL:  2:00 PM-3:00 PM; HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM
 
Alphas are among us… especially at Comic Con.  Join a panel featuring the stars of Syfy’s Alphas as they discuss the show’s exciting new season.  Alphas stars David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell.  Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).
 
BEING HUMAN
PANEL:  3:00 PM-4:00 PM, HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM
 
This panel is a beast. Stars Sam Witwer (Aidan) Meaghan Rath (Sally), and Sam Huntington (Josh) join Executive Producer Anna Fricke to discuss the forthcoming third season of Syfy’s hit series about a vampire, ghost and werewolf – all just trying to be human. Moderated by Drusilla Moorhouse (Zap2It.com).
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SyFy’s Defiance Begins Production In Toronto: MMO Meets TV

Press Release

 

SYFY’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DEFIANCE TM COMMENCES PRODUCTION IN TORONTO
Visionary Production Team Assembles for Groundbreaking Venture Set to Launch in Spring 2013
 
 

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NEW YORK – April 25, 2012 – DefianceTM, the revolutionary transmedia event launching in Spring 2013, has commenced production on the series pilot in Toronto, ON. An unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, Defiance is the first-ever convergence of television and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming, featuring an interconnected world and storylines that will co-exist on both platforms. 
 
Defiance stars Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Graham Greene (Rafe McCawley), Mia Kirshner (Kenya) and Fionnula Flanagan (Nicky).
 
The cast also features Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr, Justin Rains as Quentin McCawley, Nicole Munoz as Christie McCawley, Dewshane Williams as Tommy and Peter MacNeill as Clancy.
 
The pilot is directed by Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) and written/executive produced by Rockne O’Bannon (Farscape), Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica; Hellcats) & Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions. 
Other mavens rounding out the first-rate production team and lending their creative prowess to the ambitious project are visual effects supervisor Gary Hutzel (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), alien language and culture consultant David J. Peterson (Game of Thrones), music supervisor Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica), writers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson (Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica) and three-time Oscar-winning costume supervisor Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Edward Scissorhands).
 
Defiance is a visionary enterprise in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion’s multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously. Set in the near future, Defiance introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the human and alien survivors of a universal war. Forced to co-habitate, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. 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. 
 
About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
 
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal,” “In Plain Sight,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy; and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.
 
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift™ and the highly-anticipated End of Nations™ and Defiance™. Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.