Meet the wild alien races of Syfy's Defiance in intense new trailer

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

A new trailer for the upcoming Syfy series Defiance has been released, focusing on many of the different alien characters that will populate this post-invasion Earth. And the good news is—this one definitely looks like it could rival Farscape when it comes to alien politics.

Considering that the series comes from Farscape mastermind Rockne S. O'Bannon, it's not too surprising that it will be loaded with intriguing aliens. The latest teaser trailer, dubbed "Civilization," focuses in on how all these additional alien races will affect what's left of humanity.

The series stars a who's who of sci-fi and fantasy alums, most notably Julie Benz (Angel), Grant Bowler (True Blood) and Jaime Murray (Warehouse 13). In addition to O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy (Caprica) and Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) are also helping bring the wild new world to life.

Here's the synopsis:

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden - and tumultuous - arrival of seven unique alien races.  In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully.  Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.
Check out the new footage below:

The 12-episode debut season premieres Monday, April 15, at 9 p.m. Will you be watching?

(Via CinemaBlend)

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