Cable channel Syfy has announced the upcoming premiere of Lost Girl, a supernatural crime drama that stars Anna Silk, Kristen Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer, and Rick Howland.
The series is produced in Canada and was successful enough to be renewed for a second season before the first round of episodes had finished airing. Season two started airing in Canada last month.
Earlier this year, Syfy purchased the rights to air both seasons, totaling 26 episodes, from Showcase. In July, Showcase ordered nine more episodes for season two but, based on the official press release, it doesn’t sound as if Syfy has licensed those. They likely want to see how the initial installments perform before committing to more.
Lost Girl launches on Syfy on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Here’s the press release:
SYFY WILL PREMIERE SUPERNATURAL DRAMA SERIES “LOST GIRL” ON MONDAY JANUARY 16 AT 10PM
ORLANDO – October 10, 2011 – Syfy will premiere the hit Canadian supernatural drama Lost Girl on Monday, January 16 at 10PM (ET/PT). Syfy acquired both seasons (26 episodes) of the series from Prodigy Pictures in May.
Lost Girl stars supernatural seductress Bo (played by Anna Silk/The Ghost Whisperer), a Succubus (a powerful female entity in folklore) who feeds off sexual energy. Raised by human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door — until she “drained” her first boyfriend to death.
Bo discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them in secret, as they have for millennia. She is faced with choosing an allegiance between the Dark or Light Fae clans. Bo decides to take the middle path between humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin, protecting humans along the way.
Lost Girl co-stars Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson, a shape-shifting Fae, homicide detective and Bo’s love interest; Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, Bo’s human confidante and street-smart survivor, Zoie Palmer as Lauren, a human doctor who competes for Bo’s heart; Rick Howland as Trick, the mysterious owner and bartender at The Dal Riata tavern, with a secretive past that is yet to be unlocked, and K.C. Collins as Hale, a handsome male “Siren” who is the eternal bachelor, ultimate wingman and Dyson’s partner on the force.
Notable guest stars include Emmanuelle Vaugier as “The Morrigan,” the leader of the Dark Fae.
This series is developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase.
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About Prodigy Pictures
Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media. Its credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television series XIII, currently airing on Showcase in Canada and Canal Plus in France. Prodigy’s hit series, Lost Girl, has recently started production on its second season. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson’s Neuromancer, and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.
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