We've got some great news today for 'Lost Girl' fans! Canadian network Showcase (which produces the series) has picked up the supernatural drama for a 13-episode fifth season. However, while that might be great for those up north, U.S. 'Lost Girl' viewers should put their choreographed festive dances set to Kool & The Gang's 'Celebration' on hold for awhile.
For those new to the show, 'Lost Girl' 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. That all happens in the pilot episode. Needless to say, lots of other cool stuff has happened in the ensuing years, but I'm not going to spoil anything for the uninitiated.
Anyway, the reason U.S. fans shouldn't start for jumping for joy yet is that unlike years past, Syfy has yet to confirm a renewal of their American rebroadcast rights for the series. Obviously, this in no way means that the network won't eventually do so, but the fact that they have suddenly chosen to mull it over for awhile this year is certainly not a positive development.
One factor working in 'Lost Girl's favor is that Syfy pays literally nothing toward the actual production cost of the show, meaning that any ad revenue that the network rakes in (beyond the relatively small amount it costs them to license the episodes from Showcase) is basically just found money.
Season 4 of 'Lost Girl' is currently still airing on Syfy, having long since concluded its original Canadian broadcast run. Season 5 will premiere on Showcase in fall 2014. For those interested in catching up on the series, its first three seasons are available for subscribers to stream on Netflix Instant. Well, U.S. subscribers anyway, Canadian Netflix users get nothing.