Lost Girl, the sexy supernatural series airing on Showcase in Canada and on Syfy in the U.S., has received a joint renewal from both networks for a fourth season in the wake of boffo ratings in both countries.
Anna Silk as Bo and Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin in episode 3x06 of Lost Girl.
The new season will be 13 episodes and production will begin in the next few weeks and the episodes will probably appear late in 2013 on Showcase and sometime early in 2014 on Syfy.
Lost Girl has in some ways been getting progressively more adventurous, particularly as the battles ending season 2 opened up a new range of players and alliances in the world of the fae, and its confidence has grown as its fan-base has expanded and solidified internationally. The joint announcement is a sign of its success--last year Syfy's agreement to air season 3 came several months after Showcase's renewal.
No word on the precise plot content of season 4, but its producers promise new perils in the next run. "Bo's world is going to be turned upside down," executive producer Jay Firestone of Prodigy Pictures assured fans. "Her beliefs will be challenged and her allegiances will be questioned. Fans can look forward to a roller coaster ride."
Prodigy's partner, Shaw Media, is sounding excited as well. "Lost Girl remains an anchor series for Showcase, and with its sharp writing and palpable cast chemistry, it has amassed a fan following second-to-none," said Shaw's honcho for content, Barbara Williams. "We are delighted to bring fans another season of the series and can't wait to see where the creative team takes the story next."
Season 3 of Lost Girl is currently in progress on Syfy, averaging 676,000 among adults 18-49 and 1.3 million total viewers, winning its Monday night time slot among original cable dramas. In Canada, Lost Girl was Showcases's number-one program in both seasons 1 and 2 and as season 3 unfolds it remains the "number one specialty program" in its Sunday time slot among adults 25-54 and 18-49.
The Syfy season finale is slated for April 22.
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