Canadian sci-fi series Lost Girl is to end its run with the upcoming fifth season, TVWise has learned.
The announcement that the series – which airs on Syfy in both the US and the UK – is to end its run was made yesterday by Canadian network Showcase. The network also revealed that they had set the order for season five at 16 episodes, up from the 13 episodes ordered in February. The extended final season will air on two parts, with the first 8 episodes airing in Canada from this December, while the final 8 episodes will follow in Fall 2015.
Created by Michelle Lovretta, Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo, a tough yet loveable Succubus who feeds off sexual energy. The drama series is produced by Prodigy Pictures in association with Shaw Media and Showcase and stars Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland, K.C. Collins and Rachel Skarsten. In the final season, Bo goes to hell and back to try to save the people she loves, triggering an explosive chain of events that play out over the exhilarating final episodes
“The massive popularity of Lost Girl is a testament to the inventive and hard-working team at Prodigy Pictures, the magnetic and talented cast and the most devoted and passionate fan base in Canadian television,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content for Shaw Media. “We’re so proud that Showcase has been the home to this landmark series and we look forward to sharing these final 16 episodes with the show’s fans.”
Series star Anna Silk commented: “It’s been an absolute honour playing Bo, and I’m looking forward to seeing where her personal journey leads her this season”.
While Executive Producer Jay Firestone added: “Lost Girl has been an incredible ride. We’re so proud to have delivered a show with the groundbreaking message that you can live the life you choose”.