Prodigy Pictures and Canwest Announce Start of Production on New Original Canadian Fantasy-Noir series, Lost Girl

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Prodigy Pictures, in association with Canwest Broadcasting, announced today that principal photography is underway for 13 one-hour episodes of the new original Canadian fantasy-noir series, Lost Girl. Filming will take place at a West Toronto soundstage and on location in the vicinities of Toronto and Hamilton until June 25, 2010. The series is set to air on Showcase in the fall.

Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of mortals. Growing up with human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door – until she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter. Now she has hit the road alone and afraid. She 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. Relieved yet horrified to find out that she is not alone, Bo decides to take the middle path between the humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.

Bo’s succubus nature tangles her in a sexy, romantic love-triangle with Dyson (Kris Holden-Reid: Ben Hur, The Bridge; The Tudors), a shape-shifting Fae and homicide detective, and Lauren (Zoie Palmer: The Guard; Instant Star), a human doctor who has found a way through science to help give Bo the sexual self-control she’s been aching for. Navigating this complicated life with Bo is her human confidante and street-smart survivor, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo: Life Unexpected; Renegadepress.com).

Slated to direct the series are Genie Award winner Érik Canuel (Hemingway: A Portrait); Steve DiMarco (Republic of Doyle, Heartland, Da Vinci’s Inquest); Gemini Award winner John Fawcett (The Bridge, Da Vinci’s Inquest) and Rob Lieberman (Republic of Doyle, Dexter).

Writers include Michelle Lovretta (Sorority Wars, Mutant X); Peter Mohan (The Bridge, Mutant X); Jeremy Boxen (The Listener, Kenny vs. Spenny); Emily Andras (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Total Drama Island); and Pamela Pinch (Robson Arms).

Cinematographer David Greene was recently awarded the CSC Award for Best Drama Series based on the pilot he shot for Lost Girl last year.

A companion website for the series is being produced concurrently and will launch with the show to give viewers an unprecedented, interactive experience.

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Canwest Broadcasting and Showcase. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone, Michelle Lovretta, Peter Mohan, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski; Associate Producer, Vanessa Piazza. Producer is Wanda Chaffey.

Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Television 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.