Syfy sets date for return of “Defiance,” premiere of “Dominion”

Syfy announced it will be kicking off a new Thursday night lineup on June 19, with the return of Defiance for Season 2, and the premiere of the new supernatural drama Dominion (pictured).

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Defiance Season 2 debuts at 8pm ET/PT on June 19. According to Syfy: “As the story of Defiance resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor. Nolan (Grant Bowler) traverses the badlands to find a lost Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), Amanda (Julie Benz) has an unexpected new role in the town as she searches for Kenya and the Tarr family desperately tries to keep control of their criminal empire in the midst of dramatic changes. Joining the cast this season are James Murray as new mayor Niles Pottinger, Anna Hopkins as Earth Republic soldier Jessica ‘Berlin’ Rai and William Atherton as Earth Republic official Viceroy Mercado.”

Following the Defiance Season 2 premiere, at 9pm ET/PT on June 19, will be the 90-minute series premiere of Dominion, which is based on characters from the 2010 theatrical film Legion. Again, from Syfy: “Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of [Legion] and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth. Dominion stars Christopher Egan (Kings), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).”


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