Bo is a succubus. One look, one touch and you’re left breathless, sometimes even lifeless. Laying low and always on the run, Bo is unable to control her urge to feed on the sexual energy of others, leaving a trail of victims in her wake. That is, until the day she comes face to face with the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore living amongst us and intent upon claiming Bo as their own, in the Canadian original series Lost Girl, premiering Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase.
The product of a strict upbringing, Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours) was raised to believe that sex of any kind was inherently evil. When Bo discovers her mysterious abilities after a traumatizing “first-time”, she leaves home and sets out on her own, ‘feeding’ whenever the urge becomes too overwhelming. After leaving a victim in plain sight, Bo is exposed to the world of the Fae, who take her in and help uncover her true being as a succubus. Forced to choose allegiance, between the Dark or Light clans of Fae, Bo goes rogue, refusing to belong to any world other than human. Adding to her troubles, Bo’s desire to track down her birth mother puts her even more at risk as she searches for her true origin above all else.
“Lost Girl isn’t your typical supernatural series. At its core, it’s the story of our fascinating heroine, Bo, who – due to her special powers – must contend with new relationship issues and power struggles,” said Tara Ellis, Vice President, Showcase and Drama Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “With the breadth of creative talent behind the series and tremendous performances by the cast, Lost Girl is set to take Showcase viewers by storm.”
“One of the great things about Lost Girl is the show’s ability to embrace a world where supernatural beings are real and live among us while still dealing with relatable issues,” said Jay Firestone, founder, Prodigy Pictures. “Bo is special but she’s also just like any other girl her age struggling with her identity while trying not to take herself too seriously.”
Aided by best-friend Kenzi (Ksenia Solo: Life Unexpected; Renegadepress.com; Black Swan), Bo becomes part vigilante, part mercenary as she takes on a variety of paid jobs, Fae assignments and personal missions. A sticky love triangle involving homicide detective and shape-shifting Fae, Dyson (Kris Holden-Reid: Ben Hur, The Bridge; The Tudors) and human doctor Lauren (Zoie Palmer: The Guard; Instant Star), makes navigating the worlds of Fae and human even trickier.
The fantasy noir series filmed in and around Toronto is enhanced with elaborately detailed sets, intricately decorated backdrops and top-line special effects. Lost Girl’s arresting urban-gothic styling plays a supporting role to the art and direction of the show.