Some months ago, fans were faced with the sad announcement that Lost Girl would be ending after its fifth season air. Following the story of a bisexual succubus in a world of supernatural beasties and bad guys, Lost Girl is one of the few shows on television to feature a queer lead character.
However, when Lost Girl ends we won’t just be losing Bo, we’ll be losing her love interests too. Namely one Doctor Lauren Lewis, the dedicated human at the heart of many a supernatural conflict, who was played by out actress Zoie Palmer.
But as we will soon lose Lost Girl, we won’t have to miss Palmer’s face on our TVs for too long. SyFy has now announced that she’ll be moving to their brand new show, Dark Matter.
According to SyFy’s official info, Dark Matter is about the following:
“A derelict ship floats in space, its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Their search for answers triggers the vessel’s deadly security system: a relentless android bent on their destruction. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and hidden secrets best left unknown.”
Staring Zoie Palmer, Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke, Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland and Roger Cross, we can likely expect emotions and camaraderie to feature heavily. That’s exactly what so many of us loved from Lost Girl so Dark Matter could be right up our street.
Palmer’s character is called ‘The Android’ and as her moniker suggests, she most definitely isn’t all human. Instead, SyFy describes her character as:
“In personality, she is more butler-like than your typical robot – concise, staid, yet surprisingly possessed of a subtly wry sense of humor, she is an indispensible member of the crew since she can exercise control over all the ship’s systems. And she isn’t shy about reminding everyone of the fact. An outsider among the ship’s human passengers, she is almost child-like in her earnest desire to fit in.”
In many ways The Android could be a bit like Doctor Lewis then – incredibly important, incredibly smart and a bit of an outcast and an outsider. What we won’t yet know is whether The Android will be queer (can robots even have sexualities?) or if any other character will be queer either.
Shooting starts on January 7th with a premiere some time in the summer, so we’ll keep you posted on Dark Matter once we know more.