A popular Canadian series is finally making its way to the United States, and Syfy will be its home.
“Lost Girl” is expected to make its American debut later this year on the cable channel, introducing audiences to Anna Silk and her supernatural seductress character Bo.
Jay Firestone, executive producer of “Lost Girl,” said the series is unique because of the way it “thrusts a strong, independent female lead into uncompromising circumstances.”
“It’s a series that takes risks with unconventional storylines and provocative character development,” Firestone said in a release.
“Lost Girl” premiered on Canada’s Showcase Television network in September 2010 and has since produced 26 episodes, airing half of them. Its series premiere drew more than 500,000 viewers, a record for Showcase.
Bo is a bisexual succubus who can steal people’s life force with nothing more than a kiss. She also has the ability to control people simply by touch, and to even drain them of energy through sex.
The pilot was written by Michelle Lovretta, who was originally part of the writing team for the original syndicated series “Mutant X.”
Taking a route a bit similar to Rogue in “The X-Men,” Bo accidentally drains her boyfriend, and then leaves home only to find out that she is a Fae, and is caught having to choose between the Dark or Light Fae clans.
The series also stars Kris Holden-Ried as the shapeshifting Fae, who also is a homicide detective (and Bo’s love interest). Ksenia Solo plays Kenzi, Bo’s confidante, while Zoie Palmer plays Lauren, a human doctor who also competes for Bo’s heart.
Also appearing in the series are Rick Howland as Dal Riata tavern bartender Trick, and K.C. Collins as Hale, a handsome male siren who is described as an “eternal bachelor.”
The series is produced by Prodigy Pictures, Shaw Media and Showcase.
A premiere date has not yet been set.