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Syfy's 'Defiance' adds co-stars for Season 2
Currently in production on Season 2 in Toronto, Syfy's "Defiance" has added a pair of new costars as well.
Per a Syfy release, William Atherton and Anna Hopkins are both joining the "Defiance" cast.
Atherton ("Sugarland Express," "Die Hard") will Viceroy Mercado, official of the Earth Republic and commanding officer to James Murray's Major Pottinger. Syfy describes the character as "ruthless, quick tongued and sarcastic, fond of peppering his sentences with obscure old Earth cultural references and mocking younger subordinates for being too young to understand."
Hopkins ("Nikita") will play Jessica "Berlin" Rai, a solder and documentarian working on propaganda supporting the Earth Republic occupation of Defiance.
"Defiance" is set to return to Syfy in June 2014.