The new season of the Canadian supernatural series Lost Girl will focus three Fs: “Fun, friendship and fornication.” So said series creator Michelle Lovretta who, along with stars Anna Silk and Emmanuelle Vaugier, came to Comic-Con last weekend to talk about TV’s best (fine, only) show about a bisexual succubus.
The series debuted in Canada last year and amassed a loyal audience and large fanbase of lesbian and bisexual women because of the relationship between lead character Bo (Silk) and her human doctor Lauren (Zoie Palmer).
The series, which explores the hidden world of the fae – supernatural beings who live among humans while feeding benevolently or malevolently off them – was recently picked up by the American network SyFy, which will begin air its first and upcoming second seasons. While no official U.S. airdate has been set yet, series producers expect it to begin sometime in January on SyFy. The second season will begin Sept. 4 on Canada’s Showcase network.
The show’s representation of bisexuality and Bo and Lauren’s relationship (lovingly given the shipper name Doccubus by fans) came up during the panel discussion. Bo also has a relationship with Dyson, a wolf shifter who works as a police officer.
Silk said of the love triangle:
More Bo and Luaren? Yes, please and thank you. In fact, we’ll be seeing a lot more of all the characters, thanks to an expanded 22 episode order for the second season. The first season was 13 episodes.
Executive producer Jay Firestone said the sexual elements to the show, including Bo’s orientation, made it a tougher sell at first with networks. But after its first season aired in Canada, three American channels were vying to the rights to air the show stateside. SyFy has said it won’t make any cuts to the show’s sexual content, though some foul language may be bleeped.
Series creator Lovretta said while the show is very sexual, it wasn’t done so for mere titillation. They wanted Bo’s bisexuality to be matter of fact, and not a source of angst or struggle.
Season 2 promises more exploration of all of all of Bo’s complex relationships, Silk said on the panel.
And just when you thought this show couldn’t get more fun and addictive, comes news that Lovretta created it with the Bechdel Test in mind. That’s why Bo also has a close and constructive relationship with Kenzi (played by Ksenia Solo), her human sidekick and best friend.
A hot bisexual succubus show that cares about strong female friendships? God bless Canada. So, excited for the second season, Lost Girl fans? Interested in catching the first when it airs, newcomers?