Defiance Season 1 Casting: From Lost to Defiance

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 14:44

Defiance's cast has quite a pedigree – household names and sci-fi cult faves like Grant Bowler (Lost), Julie Benz (Angel, No Ordinary Family), Mia Kirshner (The Vampire Diaries) and Jaime Murray (Warehouse 13) amongst them.

There’s even an Academy Award nominee (Graham Greene for Dances with Wolves) in there.

Well, add one more impressive name to the list – Fionnula Flanagan, who many of you recognize from her role as Eloise Hawking on Lost.

Fionnula, whose additional credits include Brotherhood, Nip/Tuck, Star Trek: Enterprise and Transamerica (she was Felicity Huffman’s mother), will play Nicolette 'Nicky' Riordan, the former Mayor of Defiance.

Nicky’s the mentor and predecessor to Julie Benz’s Amanda, the current mayor.

Look for her to play a major role tin Season 1, the least of which will be helping Amanda figure out how to rule this crazy town.