The Syfy cable channel has acquired the rights to air the third season of Lost Girl. Produced by by Prodigy Pictures and Showcase in Canada, filming is currently underway. It was recently decided that there would only be 13 episodes in season three, making some fans nervous that the show was headed for cancellation.
Lost Girl’s 22 episode second season is currently airing on Monday nights on Syfy and will shift to Fridays beginning July 20th. Season two is scheduled to conclude on September 14th while season three is expected to premiere sometime in January 2013.
Here’s the press release from Syfy regarding their renewal:
SYFY RENEWS HIT SERIES “LOST GIRL” – #1 CABLE DRAMA AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN ITS TIME PERIOD – FOR THIRD SEASON BEGINNING JANUARY 2013
NEW YORK – June 5, 2012 – Syfy has renewed its hit series Lost Girl – the #1 cable drama among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its time period – for a third season of 13 episodes, beginning January 2013.
During season two to-date, Lost Girl is averaging 895,000 Adults 18-49, 930,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.64 million total viewers, based on available Live +7 data.
On July 20, Lost Girl will move from Mondays at 10PM (ET/PT) to Fridays at 10PM.
Anna Silk (Being Erica) stars as seductress Bo, 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 who pass as humans while secretly feeding off them. Faced with choosing between an allegiance to the Dark or Light Fae clans, Bo takes the middle path between the human and Fae worlds while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.
Returning for season three are Kris Holden-Ried (Ben Hur, The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star, XIII) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.”
Joining the Lost Girl cast this season is Rachel Skarsten (The Vow; Flashpoint) in a recurring role as “Tamsin,” a thrill-seeking, sexy new Fae who ruffles many feathers. Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Covert Affairs) will reprise her role as “The Morrigan,” the leader of the Dark Fae.
Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.
Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This acquisition agreement was brokered by Tim Mudd of Mudd Media.
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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. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and is currently in production on its third season in Toronto. In January 2012, Lost Girl made its highly successful U.S. broadcast debut on Syfy channel and will begin airing season two on Syfy in April. Also in production is XIII.2, the second season of the Canada-France coproduction and international success, XIII: The Series. Prodigy’s other credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television mini-series XIII, broadcast on NBC. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.
What do you think? Are you glad that Lost Girl has been renewed by Syfy? Do you think that it will be renewed for season four or cancelled?