Production is due to start on the second season of Syfy’s original drama Defiance.
Launched as television-gaming crossover, Defiance debuted in April and will return with 13 new episodes in June 2014.
Set in the year 2046, Earth is home to a mixture of alien races. In the town of Defiance, in what used to be St Louis, events threaten to destroy the fragile peace of this border town.
The cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, James Murray, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Jesse Rath.
Kevin Murphy returns to Defiance as executive producer and showrunner. Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin are also executive producers and Michael Taylor is the consulting producer.
Filming begins in Toronto on Monday.