Season Three of the science fiction television series Defiance began airing on Syfy on Friday evenings at 8:00 pm beginning on June 12th, 2015.
Season three starts off with no punches pulled as three major characters are killed off within the first fifteen minutes of the premiere: Rafe McCawley, Christie McCawley and Quentin McCawley. To make things even more complicated, there's a new race of alien badasses in town - the Omec. The Omec are an ancient species once associated with the Votan Collective, that was believed to be extinct. Two members of the Omec, T'evgin and his daughter, Kindzi, come to Earth in search of the highly coveted Gulanite and cause all sorts of mayhem for the people of Defiance. To make matters worse, the Votans are looking to kick ass and take heads - literally! Led by the insane General Rahm Tak, the Votan Collective recruits Datak and Stahma Tarr to their cause and engage in a plot to destroy all of Defiance.
On October 16th, 2015, Syfy announced that it would not be renewing Defiance for a fourth season. The program's cancellation came just days after Syfy announced the discontinuation of another series, Dominion.