Syfy has renewed Defiance for a second season.
The news comes about a month after the Defiance Season 1 premiere because the second most-viewed network opener of all-time among 18-49-year olds, as Syfy President Mark Stern said in a statement:
“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. We can’t wait to see where they take us in the second season.”
Look for production on a 13-episode Season 2 to begin this August in Toronto and for fresh installment to air in 2014.