Syfy-mediumBritish actor James Murray is joining the cast of Syfy series Defiance.

Deadline reports the actor has landed a regular role in the second season of the critically acclaimed – and ratings hit – Defiance. The actor will play the character of Niles Pottinger, a Brit who is appointed Defiance’s provisional mayor during the second season.

James Murray is perhaps best known for his role of Stephen Hart in the first two seasons of ITV‘s Primeval. Murray has also made appearances in Miss Marple, New Tricks, Cutting It, North Square and Peak Practice.

Defiance stars fellow British actors Stephanie Leondias, Tony Curran and Jaime Murray alongside Julie Benz and Mia Kirshner. It’s second season is slated to air in June 2014 on Syfy.

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