Grant Bowler, the star of such high profile TV shows as True Blood and Ugly Betty, has been announced as the star of Defiance, an upcoming cross-media project that aims to link the worlds of television and online gaming. Defiance is planned for a simultaneous release as a television series on SyFy and as a cross-platform shooter MMO to be produced by Rift creators Trion Worlds.
“Grant's charismatic charm and his depth as an actor make him the perfect anchor as we build the ensemble for this sweeping adventure series," said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content for Universal Cable Productions, the studio for the project.
Set in the near future, Defiance aims to introduce us to a world where humans and aliens must learn to live together on an exotic new Earth that has been transformed by alien terra-forming machines. Sounds promising, but to get a deeper feel for the game part of Defiance, check out the teaser-trailer below, and read our Defiance preview.