In what is some very, very sad news SyFy has cancelled Defiance. Because a channel focused on sci-fi doesn’t need aliens, anyway.

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Okay so the ratings were kinda terrible, especially after timeslot shuffling. But it was an entertaining show with a great cast, and the only show currently on TV that actually deals with alien cultures. And some awesome creature design as well.

From the press release:

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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.”

Added Murphy, “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.”

I think we’d have a bit more joy if the show wasn’t cancelled, but eh.

via Deadline.