Even with Syfy
doing a happy dance over Defiance's premiere numbers
, there's been a cloud of doubt hovering over the show's survival. Because, well, this is Syfy. We've never quite forgiven the channel for canceling Farscape in favor of Octosharkasaurus vs. Mecha-Piranhadon. But it looks as though the MMO's
sibling has received an extension of life, as Syfy renewed it for a second season
Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern had these words of encouragement at the news: "Bringing the rich world of Defiance to life has been an incredible team effort. We couldn't ask for better partners than Kevin Murphy, his amazing cast and crew, and Trion Worlds
. We can't wait to see where they take us in the second season."
The press release says that the demographics for the show have remained impressive for the network, that over a million registered players
have enjoyed the multi-platform MMO, and that the Trion-Syfy collaboration will continue into the second season.