'Vampire Diaries' star Mia Kirshner joins Syfy's 'Defiance'
Published Apr 23 2012, 16:17 BST | By Morgan Jeffery Mia Kirshner
has joined the cast of Syfy's Defiance
The drama - set on a future world ravaged by war - will follow Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), law-keeper in the town of Defiance.Vampire Diaries
star Kirshner will play Kenya, the sassy and confident 'town madam', reports Deadline
The actress is also known for playing assassin Mandy on 24
and starred in Showtime's The L Word
from 2004 to 2009.Lost
actress Fionnula Flanagan will also appear in Defiance
as Nicky, the former mayor of Defiance.
The character will serve as a mentor to her successor Amanda
, played by Dexter
's Julie Benz.Defiance
is written and executive produced by Rockne S O'Bannon (Farscape
), along with Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor. Production on the pilot episode will begin later this month in Toronto, Canada.> Lost director's Syfy pilot casts The Cape, Hellcats stars