A 13 episode second season of transmedia science fiction series Defiance has been ordered by Syfy following a record breaking debut for the new show.

Season two will begin production in August for a 2014 premiere.

"Bringing the rich world of Defiance to life has been in incredible team effort. We couldn't ask for better partners than Kevin Murphy, his amazing cast and crew, and Trion Worlds," said Mark Stern, president of original content for Syfy and co-head of original content for UCP. "We can't wait to see where they take us in the second season."

Trion has promised five DLC releases for Defiance before the year end.

Source: Press release