Rumors of a Defiance reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (October 28) as reports claimed that SyFy confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 7 years since Defiance first aired?! (7 years, 6 months, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Defiance end?
When Defiance came to an end after 3 years in August 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler), Stahma Tarr (Jaime Murray), Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz), Irisa Nyira (Stephanie Leonidas) and Datak Tarr (Tony Curran). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Defiance reunion disappoint people?
Defiance aired from 2013-2015 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Leonidas said she's not sure if Defiance would work today. “I don't want to see old Irisa Nyira,” she told a journalist (Leonidas turned 36 in February). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Defiance movie?
In a recent interview, Stephanie Leonidas said she can't imagine a Defiance reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Mia Kirshner (who played Kenya Rosewater) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Defiance movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Defiance film, Tony Curran stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Defiance reboot?
Recasting Defiance for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Defiance reunion, a Defiance movie, or a Defiance reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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