Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More supernatural for Syfy with succubus 'Lost Girl' series

The succubus might be about to take a bite out of the vampire's pop culture territory. According to a press release, Syfy has acquired two seasons' worth of the popular Canadian drama Lost Girl from Prodigy Pictures.

Lost Girl focuses on "supernatural seductress" Bo (Anna Silk, The Ghost Whisperer), a succubus who feeds off sexual energy - and the show has already gained a loyal following.

Classically, succubi are thought to be demons in female form who have sex with men in their sleep. However, this interpretation makes the beings seem more like sexual vampires with an urge to feed.

"Raised by human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door -- until she 'drained' her first boyfriend to death," says the release. 

"Bo has since hit the road alone and afraid. She discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them in secret, as they have for millennia. She is faced with choosing an allegiance between the Dark or Light Fae clans. Bo decides to take the middle path between humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin, protecting humans along the way."

"In one year, Lost Girl has electrified viewers in Canada and around the world," says Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies at Syfy. "We’re delighted to bring this fascinating, high-octane series, which depicts a unique world and memorable heroine, to the Syfy audience."

The first season of the hourlong Lost Girl has already aired on the Showcase channel in Canada, after premiering Sept. 2010. Filming of the second season has commenced. It was initially rumored The CW would acquire the show for United States viewers.