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Syfy’s multi-platform Defiance gets TV star with Bowler

by on Jan.17, 2012, under Games, Television

Syfy’s upcoming Defiance, a combination TV show and massive-multiplayer open world game being developed between Universal Cable Productions and Trion Worlds, has its first TV star with Grant Bowler, the New Zealander who previously appeared on True Blood, Lost, and Ugly Betty. Syfy’s president of original content Mark Stern said, “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.”

Bowler will play Jeb Nolan, a “boomtown lawkeeper” on an Earth ravaged by war where now humans and aliens coexist, in a sort of western/sci-fi mix.

The TV pilot is being written by SF TV veteran Rockne S. O’Bannon. The game will be available on multiple platforms. No release dates have been set, but a trailer for the game is available at the official web site.

Update: From the press release:
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Being Human preview: “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”

by on Jan.17, 2012, under Television

On Next Monday’s Being Human, we see Josh and Nora at a social event and another couple asks both how long they’ve been dating for. With Nora under the influence, she begins denying their intimate relationship and begins to open up a bit about their recent events such as waking up in a pile of leaves, unknown to how she got there. The scene gets rather intense as she discloses a shocking secret that even Josh wasn’t aware of. Tune in to an all new episode of Being Human next Monday at 9/8c to see how Nora copes with the fact that she is now a werewolf.
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Merlin preview: “The Wicked Day”

by on Jan.17, 2012, under Television

In this week’s Merlin, it’s Prince Arthur’s birthday and the town is celebrating with dancers, jugglers and acrobats to entertain the Arthur but he’s not easily impressed. Back in the staging area, we see two circus jugglers discuss their recent delivery of knives which suggests that it might be used for more than just entertainment. Tune in this Friday at 10/9c on Syfy to see if an assassin’s attack on Arthur’s birthday casts the kingdom into chaos.
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