Showcase is pleased to announce the second season pick up of the channel’s number one series, Lost Girl. The supernatural Canadian drama is set to begin production this spring and will hit the airwaves in Fall 2011.
Since its smashing debut to almost 700,000 (2+) Canadians in September 2010, Lost Girl continues to be a stellar performer for Showcase, as it continues to attract over 700,000 viewers weekly. The series currently ranks as the number one series on the channel for Adults 25-54, bringing in close to 400,000 viewers (A 25-54) each week. It also currently ranks as the number one scripted series for Adults 25-54 across all specialty channels.
“Lost Girl captivated Showcase viewers right out of the gate with its fiery cast of characters and gripping plot twists,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Shaw Media. “We are so proud of this homegrown hit and it’s a thrill to renew it for what is sure to be a spellbinding second season.”
Season one of Lost Girl introduced viewers to Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a girl who learns she is a succubus, a creature from the world of Fae, who live among humans. Bo refuses to choose an allegiance to either the Dark or Light Fae clans. Her independence proves problematic for both sides, threatening to topple an age old system. She embarks on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.
Season two will challenge Bo’s resolve to stay free and force her to question her own morals and beliefs. While Bo grows stronger and learns more about who she really is, relationships will be tested, passions will ignite, but answers will not come easily. Throughout it all, Bo will remain true to herself, loyal to those she trusts and continue to forge a path of her own in a dangerous world. Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Renegadepress.com ) will return as Bo’s human confidante Kenzi and Kris Holden-Reid (Ben Hur, The Bridge; The Tudors) as homicide detective Dyson.
Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase.
“The record-breaking ratings and second season renewal are a great reward for a series that takes risks with unconventional storylines and a complex female heroine,” said Jay Firestone, Executive Producer.
Showcase is dedicated to providing top quality Canadian dramatic content. The channel is the home of big, bold original series, including: Haven and Shattered.
BBM-PPM Data – September 12, 2010
BBM-PPM Data – Program rankers – A 25-54 – August 30, 2010 – November 7, 2010
Originally issued on november 12th, 2010.