Syfy Cancels Defiance After 3 Seasons

Friday, 16 October 2015 - 4:06PM
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 4:06PM
Syfy Cancels Defiance After 3 Seasons
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Defiance will not be back for a fourth season, as Syfy has dropped the axe on several flagging shows in order to make room for their influx of new dramas.

Defiance began in 2013 to decent ratings, and was the first TV show to air in tandem with the release of a (very expensive) multiplayer video game. It was a huge gamble on Syfy's part, in an attempt to create a "cross-platform experience," and it wasn't a complete failure, but the idea never quite got off the ground either. The show had decent ratings for its first season, but they plummeted in subsequent seasons as a result of a mixed reception and time slot changes. 

The decision comes two days after Syfy canceled Dominion after two seasons. It only makes sense that they would want to clear their schedule, as they have a glut of new, comparatively prestigious dramas rolling in. This winter, the network will air The Expanse and Childhood's End, followed by freshman dramas The Magicians and Hunters, from The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd. They also have several exciting shows in development, including Incorporated, a spy thriller from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, David S. Goyer's Krypton, and adaptations of Brave New World, Hyperion, and 3001: A Space Odyssey.
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