Showcase.ca has joined forces with Canadian media production companies Bedlam Games and Prodigy Pictures to develop an interactive website to compliment the upcoming supernatural TV series Lost Girl.
In addition to exclusive video content, downloads, episode guide, games and fan forums, the website extends the Lost Girl TV series into the digital universe.
A first for showcase.ca, the premiere installment of the Lost Girl Interactive Motion Comic launched this week at showcase.ca/lostgirl, with unique interactive media tools that put fans in the director's chair, allowing them to choose their own adventure.
Users are introduced to the heroine of Lost Girl, a succubus named Bo, and, in the first installment, are taken through a day-in-her-life where the fan gets to decide the outcomes of Bo's dark impulses, among other situations featuring secondary characters. With six installments at roughly four minutes in length, this is the first online interactive motion comic created for a Showcase series.
Underlying the production is the concept of transmedia, which combines the unique strengths of multiple media platforms, including traditional print and online social networking, to build more compelling viewer experiences. The website is also home to the online Lost Girl fan community where viewers can discuss favourite moments from the show.
"Bedlam Ink and Prodigy Pictures have done an outstanding job creating a website that complements the creativity and originality of the series," said Chris Harris, Director, Online Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "The Lost Girl website marks a significant milestone for showcase.ca as we continue to push the boundaries to develop first-rate online extensions of our hit series."
"We've worked tirelessly with Prodigy Pictures and showcase.ca to develop a site that will remain top of mind for Lost Girl fans and have created an addictive interactive component that will have users returning to each installment just as they would tune into Showcase to watch the series," said Trevor Fencott, CEO, Bedlam Ink.
Jay Firestone, Executive Producer, Prodigy Pictures adds, "it's thrilling to see our initial vision of a Lost Girl motion comic finally being brought to life. The final product is dynamic, engaging and truly exceeds our expectations."
The television series, produced by Prodigy Pictures, premieres Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Showcase.
Showcase is a Canwest Broadcasting channel.