Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lost Girl fans get a split fifth and final season

The cast of Lost Girl has become a staple at the annual sci-fi fantasy, gaming and horror convention Fan Expo for the past five years. It's also been a powerhouse program for Canada and  Showcase, developing a global fan base after it was quickly picked up by broadcasters in the United States and around the world.

Fans gravitated to the self-discovery tale told by show writers and executive producer Jay Firestone. Together they brought strong, engaging (and sexy) bisexual and lesbian characters to genre television, especially with the principle character of Bo portrayed by Anna Silk.

Having reached what some may say was the climax of its story at the end of season four, the show was recognized this past spring by Toronto's LGBTQ community for positively influencing the acceptance of same-sex couplings in modern genre drama.

It was also surprising to both fans as well as the cast when it was announced recently that the fifth season would be its last. Those in attendance at the Fan Expo panel were told the final leg of Bo's journey will play out in two parts. The first eight episodes will air this December, with the remainder to be shown in the fall of 2015. "It's a gift to know when we're ending", said Silk, "we get to do it right".

Hear from cast members Rachel Skarsten, Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Reid and Paul Amos on what a gift the show has been to their careers and how much family plays a role in the show both on and off camera.

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