DEFIANCE star Stephanie Leonidas talks Season 2 – Exclusive

Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa on DEFIANCE | © 2014 Joe Pugliese/Syfy

In DEFIANCE, now in its second season on Syfy, Thursdays at 8 PM, it’s thirty-five years after seven alien races have crash-landed on Earth and are now sharing the planet, some more amicably than others, with humans. One of these races is the Irathients. English actress Stephanie Leonidas (BBC’s DRACULA, THE BIBLE) plays Irisa, a young Irathient woman who was adopted as a child by human nomad-turned-Defiance town sheriff Jeb Nolan, played by Grant Bowler. Irisa, who is tough and rebellious but also yearning for connection with fellow Irathients, underwent a transformation both literal and spiritual at the end of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE director Michael Nankin gives the scoop on Season 2

Tony Curran as Datak Tarr, Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater, Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr, Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa, Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr, Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley, Grant Bowler as Joshua Nolan in DEFIANCE - Season 2 | ©2014 Syfy/Jue Pugliese

In Season 2 of Syfy’s DEFIANCE, Thursdays at 8 PM, things have only heated up in the town of the title. It’s been three-and-a-half decades since seven different species of aliens, collectively called the Votan, landed on Earth. Integration with the human population – and each other – is still a work in sometimes violent progress. DEFIANCE co-executive producer/director Michael Nankin, who previously worked with DEFIANCE executive producer/show runner Kevin Murphy when they were both on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA, is at a Syfy party for the Television Critics Association. He talks about the challenges of making credible, character-based but […]Read On »

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