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Syfy Cancels 'Defiance' After Three Seasons

It looks like the season three finale of Defiance will now serve as the series finale.

After recently announcing the cancellation of Dominion, Syfy announced today that it would also not be bringing back Defiance for another season.

After a solid start for the network, the series began a steady decline in ratings with the season three finale reaching 1.1 million viewers in Live+same day.

Defiance was a huge financial investment for the network as it was not only a television series, but with Trion Worlds, it simultaneously launched as an online multiplayer video game.

“Defiance was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before,” Syfy said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of the work of the extraordinary cast, writers, artists and designers – and especially showrunner Kevin Murphy – who together brought the rich world of Defiance to life over its three season arc.”

Murphy went on to say, “I got to collaborate with a group of stunning artists operating at the top of their game, and together we built a world. Because of that, there is no room for anything other than joy in my heart.”

**Photo courtesy of Joe Pugliese/Syfy**

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