From Mandi Bierly of Entertainment Weekly:
‘Lost Girl’ star Anna Silk on the show ending after season 5
“Honestly, I thought we might get one more, but I knew that this could be the last season,” Silk tells EW. “It’s time, in a way. In terms of the story, I think we could have done another. But I’m happy that we’re saying goodbye in a particularly strong season, and I’m pleased that we’re gonna go out with a bang.” Continue reading.
Spanning comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming, Fan Expo Canada is the largest such event in Canada and the third largest in North America. Organizers expect more than 125,000 fans over the four-day event from August 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and some of them will be there for Canadian TV stars.
Among the CanCon is a spotlight on Degrassi (stretching the genre definition unless it’s taken a turn since I last watched), the upcoming Killjoys, plus Lost Girl, Bitten and Total Drama Island.
The Expo ends with The Two Captains — Patrick Stewart and William Shatner — fresh off the debut of HBO Canada’s William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge.
TV, eh?‘s own Greg David will be moderating two panels at Fan Expo Canada on Saturday, one for Murdoch Mysteries and one for stars of Showcase’s biggest shows including Lost Girl and Haven.
Meet the stars of this season’s Showcase television series
Greg will lead Anna Silk (Lost Girl), Lucas Bryant (Haven), Kyra Zagorsky (Helix) and Trenna Keating (Defiance) in a discussion of the sci-fi genre and its popularity.
Meet the cast of Murdoch Mysteries
Following the Showcase panel, Greg will host a panel and Q&A session with the cast of Murdoch Mysteries, which will include an exclusive preview of Season 8. Expected to attend are Hélène Joy (Dr. Julia Ogden), Jonny Harris (Constable George Crabtree), Georgina Reilly (Dr. Emily Grace), Arwen Humphreys (Margaret Brackenreid) and Lachlan Murdoch (Constable Henry Higgins). The new season premieres on CBC this fall.
Planning to go?
For more information and to buy tickets, see the Fan Expo Canada website.
It’s the end of the road for the Bo and her friends. Lost Girl lead Anna Silk broke the news Monday that the upcoming fifth season of Showcase’s sexy fantasy series will be its last.
“After five incredible seasons, we have decided that it’s time for Bo’s journey to come to an epic conclusion,” Silk said during a YouTube message to the show’s fans on Monday morning. “And while endings are always sad, this one comes with a tremendous gift.” The actress detailed Season 5 will be a super-sized 16 episodes that will be broken up into two parts.
“The massive popularity of Lost Girl is a testament to the inventive and hard-working team at Prodigy Pictures, the magnetic and talented cast and the most devoted and passionate fan base in Canadian television,” Barbara Williams, senior vice-president, of content for Shaw Media, said in a press release. “We’re so proud that Showcase has been the home to this landmark series and we look forward to sharing these final 16 episodes with the show’s fans.”
The news comes following the announcement that Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras had departed the series at the end of last season; now it’s up to new boss Michael Grassi to sail the ship into the sunset.
“Being a part of the Lost Girl family has truly been a gift,” Silk stated in the video. “And you guys have been here since Day 1.”
Lost Girl debuted in 2010, and focused on a succubus named Bo (Silk). Silk’s co-stars include Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer and Ksenia Solo, who captured a Gemini Award for her role as Bo’s buddy Kenzi, who was killed off at the end of Season 4.
From Fan Expo Canada:
The Master Schedule includes panels with Bitten, Lost Girl, Degrassi and Total Drama Island, among many others.
From Emily Gagne of TV Guide Canada:
‘Lost Girl Talk: Emily Andras on “Turn to Stone”
You can rest a little easier now, my tender Tamsin fans. Our favorite Valkyrie is back in her most gorgeous form, reborn with a few new (killer) features we haven’t seen before. I think we can all agree it was awesome to watch Rachel transform into Tamsin 2.0. Continue reading.