Anna Silk today announced that a 16 episode Season 5 will be the last for LOST GIRL. All but three or four episodes of the 16 are already completed, but the additional three episodes will allow the writers to create a satisfying conclusion to Bo’s story. Films set in the LOST GIRL universe are quite possible, the most obvious topic being the Great Fae War, which involved many of the show’s characters, except for Bo (born around 1980) and the humans. Unlike the situation with BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and XENA (where the ownership of film rights is in dispute) it seems clear who owns the rights to LOST GIRL.
Showcase Canada will air Season 5 in two eight-episode parts beginning on 7 December. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second part of Season 5 will air in the fall of 2015. It is unknown when SyFy US will air LOST GIRL, but as they have announced their fall schedule, it seems likely that will happen in early 2015, perhaps in conjunction with the premiere of Michelle Lovretta’s new series KILLJOYS.
BUFFY lasted 7 seasons and should probably have quit after 5. (It had a natural ending when Buffy sacrificed herself to save her artificially created sister.) XENA used its sixth and final season to make the anachronisms of previous years at least somewhat explicable, but while Buffy’s death at the end of Season 5 was poetic, Xena’s demise was grotesque and unsatisfying. THE X-FILES went for seasons 8 & 9 after David Ducovny left, and that was just unfortunate. Without Mulder and Scully, it just wasn’t the same show. One hopes that Emily Andras gets to write the LOST GIRL finale. She wrote the final episodes of Seasons 3 and 4 and is really good at that sort of thing.