Fans of Syfy original programming have a reason to be happy this week, as the network has just decided to bring back Lost Girl for a third season. Well, I suppose a more accurate way to put it would be that it "acquired" a new season. Lost Girl is not in fact a Syfy original production (despite their marketing of it as such), the show is produced up in Canada and airs first on Canadian cable network Showcase. That said, Syfy is where most of the American audience is seeing it for the first time.
The rather offbeat premise follows Anna Silk as Bo, a succubus who was raised by an adoptive human family, and grew up with no idea of her supernatural origins. Her powers become apparent when she accidentally kills her first love by draining him of his life force. Bo goes on the run, and is subsequently contacted by a mysterious group called "The Fae". This group of supernatural beings explains her true nature, and demands that she join one of two tribes, the Light or the Dark. She chooses neither and elects to defend humanity instead. This all happens in the pilot episode.
The first two seasons have done well in the ratings for Syfy, becoming the number one cable drama in its Mondays at 10pm time slot. On July 20th, Lost Girl makes the move to Friday at 10pm. I don't really understand the wisdom of moving a show that wins its time slot, but I guess that's why I'm not a network executive.
Do you watch Lost Girl? Do you plan to start?