Good news for fans of the Fae: The Huffington Post has exclusively learned that Syfy has renewed "Lost Girl" for a third season, which will arrive on the network in January 2013.
Canadian fans may already be aware that the frisky drama, which chronicles life in an underground community called the Fae, had been renewed north of the border several months ago, but the Syfy renewal means that American "Lost Girl" fans won't be left behind as the 13-episode third season unfolds.
The 22-episode second season of "Lost Girl," which stars Anna Silk as a succubus named Bo, is currently airing on Syfy on Mondays, but as of July 20, the supernatural drama is moving to Fridays at 10 p.m. ET.
Season 3 will feature a new face: Rachel Skarsten. The actress has appeared in "The Vow" and "Flashpoint," and will recur as Tamsin, a thrill-seeking Fae who, according to the network, "ruffles many feathers." (Don't they mean faethers?). Cast members Silk, Kris Holden-Ried (a cop/shifter named Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Bo's sidekick, Kenzi), Zoie Palmer (a human doctor named Lauren who is, along with Dyson, one of Bo's love interests), Rick Howland (Fae bar owner Trick) and K.C. Collins (Fae cop Hale) will return for Season 3. Emmanuelle Vaugier will recur once again as the Dark Fae leader named the Morrigan.
I've written here and here about how much I enjoy this escapist yet emotionally involving show, so I couldn't be happier to hear that there are lots of Bo adventures to come.
Michelle Lovretta, the creator of "Lost Girl," was understandably excited about the U.S. renewal news. "It goes without saying that I'm thrilled that Syfy is bringing us back for a third season, just as I was thrilled when [Canadian network] Showcase greenlit that season for production a few months ago," Lovretta told HuffPost TV in an email interview. "Honestly, these characters are so intensely real to me that when the show eventually concludes, I know I'm going to miss them in an ugly-cry, rocking-in-the-bathtub sort of way, so every season order we get is a gift to my mental health." Lovretta added that she will be writing "one or two" episodes in the third season, including Episode 310, which she called "scary and heartbreaky."
Lovretta has been involved with "Lost Girl" as a "fairy godmother" in Seasons 2 and 3, not as the day-to-day showrunner (she talked more about that transition and about the show's commendable exploration of sexuality here). For Season 3, the showrunner role falls to executive producer Emily Andras, and I couldn't resist shooting a few questions to her as well. Here are Andras' answers on what's to come when Season 3 rolls around.
What can fans expect from Season 3?
The succubus who refused to make a choice is finally forced to make some big ones.
What will there be more of and less of?
More sex. More drama. More lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry between our incredibly talented cast. More fiercely witty lady superheroes kicking ass while enjoying non-mean-girl friendships. Less lovers in comas (notice I didn't say "none").
Can you talk about the "romantic choice" Bo will have to make in Season 3?
Lemme just say this: Can a succubus ever truly be monogamous? Even if she wants to?
Will there be a new big bad or an ongoing arc during the season?
Several ongoing arcs. As to a new "big bad," well, Bo's hard-fought notions of good vs. evil will be seriously challenged. Everything -- and everyone -- in her life may not be what they appear. Including Bo herself ...
Are there any specific directions in which you'd like to take the show?
Into a world where a bisexual protagonist is non-news. I'm so proud of the comedic ambitions of "Lost Girl," that it's dedicated genre [fare] that doesn't take itself too seriously, but I also love exploring the shades of gray; the moral ambiguity of characters who may live forever and their relationships with mortals who will not. I'm also obsessed with the different cultures, politics -- the rules of the Light Fae vs. the Dark. These are worlds I would feel lucky to play in for years.