Tony Curran as VanGogh

Tony Curran the perfect “Van Gogh” in “Vincent and The Doctor” is starring in a new SyFy channel thriller.

Defiance Trailer: New In Town

Defiance is coming. April 2013

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“Tony  Curran rose to fame in the BBC television series This Life. Since then, the Scots star has appeared in a number of major film and television roles.

Some of his roles have included Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man), an original character in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. To portray the Invisible Man, he donned a special suit that turned him into a walking bluescreen (according to his commentary on the DVD, he looked like a “smurf on acid“). Curran also played vampire roles in Guillermo del Toro’s Blade II and Underworld: Evolution. Wikipedia”

The series is set in the near future, where aliens known collectively as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed.

However, when they reached Earth they discovered that despite a prolonged negotiation with the government on Earth they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. During the war, the Votans drop terraformers on the planet and transform the surface of the planet; scorching the earth, opening chasms in the ground and covering the surface of the planet in dust and debris. After decades of war, a ceasefire is declared when both side realise that they must focus on survival on this new almost alien planet. The series largely revolves around the character of Jeb Nolan. Jeb was only ten years old when the Votans arrived and he served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St Louis to find that its is no longer the city he left; it is little more than refugee camp. Deciding that his services are needed, Jeb takes up a position as the Chief Lawkeeper in Defiance, so he can protect the town from dangerous clashes between humans and aliens, military scavengers and others dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town.

Sources: IMDB, Hollywood Reporter,