‘Defiance’ Canceled by Syfy After 3 Seasons

Series starring Grant Bowler and Julie Benz ended its third run in August

Last Updated: October 16, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

Syfy has canceled “Defiance” after three seasons, the network announced Friday.

The series from showrunner Kevin Murphy starred Grant Bowler and Julie Benz. The third season finale, now series finale aired on Aug. 28.

“I got to collaborate with a group of stunning artists operating at the top of their game, and together we built a world,” Murphy said in a statement. “Because of that, there is no room for anything other than joy in my heart.”

“‘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,” a statement from the network said. “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.”

The news comes just days after the network announced the cancellation of “Dominion” on Tuesday.