Syfy Renews “Defiance,” “Dominion”

Syfy has announced plans to renew both “Dominion” and “Defiance” for additional seasons. Both orders are for thirteen more episodes of each to air next Summer. The pair had been the only current original dramas on the network that had not yet been confirmed for renewal.

“Dominion,” a pseudo-sequel to the 2010 film “Legion,” is set after a war between mankind and angels. The humans still living in a now fortified Las Vegas await the coming of a chosen one who happens to be a young sergeant (Chris Egan).

“Defiance” is the high profile aliens among us series that launched with a tie-in video game. The game was forgotten, but the show remains a solid performer. Both shows averaged 2.7 million viewers an episode with 1.2 million in the key demo.

The news comes as the network has officially given a green light to its thirteen-episode new scripted series “Hunters” from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Natalie Chaidez (“Heroes”).

Chaidez pens the project based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel “Alien Hunter”. The story follows a decorated Philadelphia cop whose investigations into the disappearance of his wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists whom may not be from this world. [Source: Syfy]

Source: Syfy