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Defiance Season 3 Adds Lee Tergesen (as a Castithan!), Plus Two Others

Defiance Season 3 Lee Tergesen

Oz alum Lee Tergesen has signed up for a major stint on Syfy’s Defiance, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Also boarding Season 3 of the sci-fi drama are Conrad Coates (The Strain, The Dresden Files) and Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained).

Following the events of the Season 2 finale, Defiance picks back up on the eve of an impending military siege upon the titular town, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of its mines. The citizens face further threat with the surprise arrival of the Omec, a mysterious and nearly extinct alien race of warriors marked by the decades of subjugation they imposed upon the galaxy in the years preceding the Pale Wars.Defiance Season 3

Tergesen will portray Castithan General Rahm Tak, a ruthless, arrogant leader in the Votanis Collective who sees Defiance — now free of Earth Republic oversight — a symbolic target in his pursuit of power. Rahm is a well-read, brilliant strategist who imposes his army upon the town with force.

Tergesen’s myriad prior TV credits also include Freak Show, The Americans, Longmire and Army Wives.

Coates will play T’evgin, the leader of the Omec who reluctantly carries the burden of his species’ survival on his shoulders, while Galicia has been cast as Kindzi, his fierce, beautiful and fearless daughter/second in command.

Season 3 of Defiance is set to premiere on Syfy this summer.

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7 Comments
  1. wrstlgirl says:

    Lee Tergesen keeps showing up on some of my favorite shows. Longmire, The Americans, AHS …. the ride continues.

  2. “Tergesen’s myriad prior TV credits also include Freak Show, The Americans, Longmire and Army Wives.” he’ll always be Chet to me… #weirdscience

    • Belle says:

      He will always be Tobias Beecher (Oz) to me. Poor Tobias season 1. I think that is why, even though I love JK Simmons, I will always think of him as the sadistic Schilligner. Oz had amazing actors. Which many of them would occasionally pop up on L&O.

  3. Kate says:

    Interesting, I guess. But you have to wonder, what’s up with, well, most of the rest of the cast.

  4. Zoe says:

    I think my parents are going to be more excited about this than me (they watched Oz) but Lee looks a hell of a lot like Datak Tar’s actor (I know I spelled that wrong) so the casting is on-point. I’m just glad Defiance is still around! Such a good show.

  5. puck says:

    Beautiful lady, I’m in 100%. I just hope she last through the season. ;’/

  6. Glad to see Lee get a character arc in a show instead of just a guest appearance! He’s one of my favorites every time he appears in something.