Syfy has picked up first-year science fiction drama Defiance for a second season.
The unique series, which fleshes out its story simultaneously alongside its videogame companion, boasted the network’s second largest premiere in history in the key 18-49 demographic. The videogame has also done remarkably well. The third-person shooter/MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, to those of you familiar with the concept of sunlight) has earned more than 1 million registered accounts following its successful simultaneous launch on three separate gaming platforms.
“Bringing the rich world of Defiance to life has been an incredible team effort. We couldn’t ask for better partners than [showrunner] Kevin Murphy, his amazing cast and crew, and Trion Worlds,” said Syfy head honcho Mark Stern, in a statement. “We can’t wait to see where they take us in the second season.”
Production on the 13-episode second season is expected to begin in August in Toronto, ahead of a 2014 premiere date.