Set in a dystopian future, the drama finds humans and aliens coexisting on a war-ravaged Earth that has been transformed by terra-forming machines.
Benz joins Defiance as Amanda Rosewater, the idealistic mayor of a burgeoning mining town who is resigned to maintaining peace within her community. Murray will play the “beautiful and proper” wife of Datak (Pillars of the Earth‘s Tony Curran), a member of an elite alien race. British actress Stephanie Leonidas also has been cast, as an extraterrestrial.
Our sister site Deadline first reported the news.
True Blood‘s Grant Bowler was previously cast as the series’ lead, the Chief Lawkeeper in the aforementioned boomtown.
Benz this season recurred on the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, while Murray can currently be seen stirring up trouble on The CW’s Ringer (which finales April 17).