Defying Gravity premieres tonight – here’s the extended trailer

Four women and four men hurtle through space with nothing to do for six years and eight billion miles, except maybe solve a powerful and awesome mystery. Maybe, just maybe, some of them will even hook up.

Defying Gravity is a sexy, provocative thriller set in the very near future against the backdrop of our solar system, in which the eight astronauts from five countries undertake a mysterious six-year international space mission on the spaceship Antares.

They can’t run from karma, however, as their past actions reveal intimate and interconnected relationships that have a strange effect on the present. As the astronauts travel towards Venus, we travel into their past with flashbacks to earlier years from the grueling selection and training process. What could have happened?

The new show stars Malik Yoba (New York Undercover), Ron Livingston (Swingers, The Cooler), Andrew Airlie, Laura Harris, Christina Cox, Eyal Podell, Peter Howitt, Ty Olsson, Paula Garcés, Maxim Roy, William C. Vaughan, Florentine Lahme, Dylan Taylor and Zahf Paroo, and will have a 2 hour series premiere event tonight, August 2nd, at 9 PM, 8 PM Central time, then begins airing episodes next Sunday, August 9th, at 10/9c.

Check out the extended trailer below.