James Murray is set to rule over Defiance.
The British actor, who appeared on CBS' Chaos in 2011, will be a series regular on Season 2 of this Syfy drama, Deadline reports, coming on board as Niles Pottinger, a native of England who is appointed provisional mayor by the Earth Republic.
Pottinger is described by network insiders as "shrewd, polished and charming."
He's also a cut-throat pragmatist, chock full of information and secrets and unafraid to punish anyone who defies him. Look for Niles to set his romantic sights on Julie Benz's ex-mayor, Amanda Rosewater.
Defiance Season 2 will be comprised of 13 episodes and premiere in June 2014.