I've been trying to avoid the words "the next Battlestar Galactica" when discussing Syfy's upcoming series Defiance. I don't want to set those kinds of expectations on the project, and the realist in me is tentative about piling all of my hopes on the drama. With that said, I doubt I'm alone in waiting for Syfy to deliver a new original drama series that is both outstanding and firmly in the realm of science fiction, much in the way BSG was. Written by Rockne O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor, Defiance could be both of those things.
Whether Defiance delivers remains to be seen, and we have until Spring of 2013 to wait to see. In the meantime, based on this latest update, the music is likely to be really good. Maybe even as good as Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead good. Syfy's Craig Engler just Tweeted the following:
I'm not entirely sure if composing falls under the responsibilities of Music Supervisor. I certainly hope so. Regardless, McCreary's involvement in a supervisory role can only mean good things for the series as far as the music is concerned.
The composer's list of credits includes fantastic scoring for Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, as well as Human Target, Eureka and a number of other TV shows. It's exciting to know that his talent will be contributed to this promising sounding series.
Syfy also announced today that Defiance has commenced production in Toronto. The series, which will also be tied into a video game, is set in the near future and follows a town in which aliens and humans co-habitate after a universe-wide war. The cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Bez, Jaime Murray, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Graham Green, Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan.
Below are a couple of samples of McCreary's work…