Emily Andras was the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Lost Girl for Season 3 and Season 4. She was a writer and consulting producer during the first and second seasons. She succeeded Season 2 co-showrunners Jeremy Boxen and Grant Rosenberg; and Season 1 co-showrunners Michelle Lovretta and Peter Mohan. Andras was initially offered the position of showrunner for the second season, but was unable to accept due to pregnancy.
In an interview for The Huffington Post after the announcement by Syfy that it had renewed the show for a third season, Andras described what direction she would like to see Lost Girl go in the future: "Into a world where a bisexual protagonist is non-news. I'm so proud of the comedic ambitions of Lost Girl, that it's dedicated genre [fare] that doesn't take itself too seriously, but I also love exploring the shades of gray; the moral ambiguity of characters who may live forever and their relationships with mortals who will not." In a December 2012 interview with the Writers Guild of Canada, Andras detailed the flow of the Lost Girl showrunner title, followed with a second interview in the guild’s magazine, Canadian Screenwriter. In an interview with SpoilerTV, she addressed the fervor of the show’s fandom. On March 10, 2013, after the Showcase broadcast of Fae-ge Against The Machine, Emily Andras participated in a special live Question & Answer session on Doccubus.com with fans of the series and the romantic relationship between Bo and Lauren. In the Q&A, she also discussed the selection of Zoie Palmer for the role of Dr. Lauren Lewis, the theme of death, and the love triangle between "the wolf" and "the doctor".
She assumed the role of Executive Consulting Producer for Season 5, continuing to be involved in writing scripts and developing the show's story arc.
Emily Andras wrote episodes Dead Lucky (1.05) and ArachnoFaebia (1.07) for Season 1; Mirror, Mirror (2.04), Original Skin (2.09), The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire (2.17), and Into the Dark (2.21) for Season 2; Caged Fae (3.01) and Those Who Wander (3.13) for Season 3; In Memoriam (4.01), Groundhog Fae (4.08) [Sam Ruano as co-writer], and Dark Horse (4.13) for Season 4; Like Hell Pt.2 (5.02), Sweet Valkyrie High (5.11) for Season 5.
Andras joined the production team of new science fiction adventure series Killjoys (created by Michelle Lovretta) as a writer and consulting producer. In January 2015, she joined Omnifilm Entertainment in adapting "The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy" by Nora Roberts as a television supernatural drama titled Blood Magick, and as showrunner of the new series. She is developing the new supernatural Western series Wynonna Earp (scheduled to premiere in April 2016) and will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Emily Andras was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, for Lost Girl episode "Into the Dark"; and nominated for a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, for Instant Star episode "Like A Virgin".
She has been a panelist and speaker in film and television industry events such as 2014 Innoversity Creative Summit, Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Women Making Waves (Women In Film and Television Atlantic), Writers Talking TV (The Writers Guild of Canada), RTA Leadership Panel (Ryerson University).
Emily Andras is the granddaughter of Robert Knight (Bob) Andras, member of the Parliament of Canada and a minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
She is an alumnus of Queens's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For the complete production history of Lost Girl visit: Lost Girl History.
Season 4 post-episode Interviews
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'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Dark Horse"
February 16, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3294358/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Dark-Horse- (DEAD LINK)
'Lost Girl' Talk: "Origin"
February 9, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3256098/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Origin- (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20140429162303/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3256098/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Origin-
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "End of a Line"
January 26, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3178886/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-End-of-a-Line- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150102235512/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/85235952.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Waves"
January 19, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3141781/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Waves- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150102235902/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/84995442.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Destinys Child"
January 12, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3104224/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Destiny-s-Child- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150103000007/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/84827412.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Groundhog Fae"
December 29, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3043691/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Groundhog-Fae- (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20140101163635/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3043691/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Groundhog-Fae-
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "La Fae Époque"
December 22, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3025919/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-La-Fae-poque- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150103000057/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/84413375.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Of All the Gin Joints"
December 15, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2997067/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Of-All-the-Gin-Joints- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150103000201/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/84241262.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Let the Dark Times Roll"
December 8, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2972286/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Let-the-Dark-Times-Roll- (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20131214105923/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2972286/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Let-the-Dark-Times-Roll-
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Turn to Stone"
December 1, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2952266/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Turn-to-Stone- (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20131216063720/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2952266/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Turn-to-Stone-
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Lovers. Apart"
November 24, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2931919/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Lovers-Apart- (DEAD LINK)
- Secondary Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150103000242/http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/83668024.html
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "Sleeping Beauty School"
November 17, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2911844/Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Sleeping-Beauty-School (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20131119080915/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2911844/Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-Sleeping-Beauty-School
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras on "In Memoriam"
November 10, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2891822/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-In-Memoriam- (DEAD LINK)
- Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20140104204615/http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/2891822/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-on-In-Memoriam-
Articles and Interviews
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Has Canada found its Outlander? Lost Girl showrunner takes on Nora Roberts
February 22, 2015. TV, eh?
'Lost Girl' Talk: Emily Andras takes fan finale Qs
February 14, 2014. The Loop (TV Guide.ca)
- http://www.theloop.ca/showbiz/tv-guide/news/article/-/a/3285936/-Lost-Girl-Talk-Emily-Andras-takes-fan-finale-Qs (DEAD LINK)
Drinks at The Dal - Interview with Emily Andras — Episode 30
December 10, 2013. Drinks at The Dal
- (podcast) http://drinksatthedal.tumblr.com/post/69587049879/lost-girl-showrunner-emily-andras-was-kind-enough
- (transcript) http://drinksatthedal.com/2013/12/10/interview-with-emily-andras-episode-30
'Lost Girl' Season 4: Everything You Need To Know
November 8, 2013. HuffPost Canada TV
Lost Girl S4 Countdown: Emily Andras & Vanessa Piazza at SDCC 2013
November 3, 2013. The Televixen
Lost Girl Exclusive: Emily Andras on Mythology, Monogomy and More
April 14, 2013. TV Fanatic
Balancing the Best of Both Worlds on Lost Girl (Interview with Emily Andras)
Spring 2013. Canadian Screenwriter, Writers Guild of Canada
Lost Girl EPs Emily Andras and Jay Firestone on Season 3
January 5, 2013. The Televixen
An Evening with Lost Girl Showrunner Emily Andras
January 3, 2013. The Televixen
Lost Girl – Exclusive interview with showrunner Emily Andras on Season 3
December 21, 2012. SpoilerTV
Emily Andras interview with The Mind Reels (Podcast)
December 12, 2012. Smithee.TV (The Mind Reels)
- http://www.smithee.tv/inner.php?s=mindreels&i=147 (DEAD LINK)
- uploaded to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgcp4SILGXA
San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive interviews with Lost Girl star Anna Silk and Executive Producers Jay Firestone and Emily Andras
July 22, 2012. WormholeRiders News Agency
'Lost Girl' Renewed: Syfy Orders Season 3, Plus Scoop From Insiders
June 5, 2012. HuffPost TV (The Huffington Post)
- ↑ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/lost-girl-renewed-syfy-season-3_n_1569086.html. "'Lost Girl' Renewed: Syfy Orders Season 3, Plus Scoop From Insiders". The Huffington Post. June 5, 2012
- ↑ http://www.wgc.ca/nolevel/wgcpodcasts.html. "Writers Talking TV. Lost Girl – Denis McGrath talks with Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras". Writers Guild of Canada. December 3, 2012
- ↑ http://www.wgc.ca/magazine/balancing_the_berst_.html. "Balancing the Best of Both Worlds on Lost Girl (Interview with Emily Andras)". Canadian Screenwriter (Writers Guild of Canada). Spring 2013
- ↑ http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/12/lost-girl-exclusive-interview-with.html. "Lost Girl – Exclusive interview with showrunner Emily Andras on Season 3". SpoilerTV. December 21, 2012
- ↑ http://doccubus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/EAChat_Transcript_Edited.html. "Transcript of live chat with Emily Andras". Doccubus.com. March 10, 2013
- ↑ http://doccubus.com/2013/04/06/additional-qa-with-emily-andras-part-i/#more-2920. "Additional Q&A with Emily Andras: Part I". Doccubus.com. April 6, 2013
- ↑ http://doccubus.com/2013/04/13/additional-qa-with-emily-andras-part-ii/#more-2946. "Additional Q&A with Emily Andras: Part II". Doccubus.com. April 13, 2013
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150103004109/http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/Space/Press/Casting-Announced-Production-Begins-Space-Original-Series-KILLJOYS/. "Casting Details Announced as Production Begins on New Space Original Drama Series KILLJOYS (Press Release)". Bell Media. July 22, 2014
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/canadas-omnifilm-entertainment-options-latest-763442. "Canada's Omnifilm Entertainment Options Latest Nora Roberts Book Trilogy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 13, 2015
- ↑ https://www.idwpublishing.com/syfy-acquires-wynonna-earp-from-seven24-films-and-idw-entertainment. "Syfy Acquires WYNONNA EARP from SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment". IDW Publishing. July 22, 2015
- ↑ http://www.cbc.ca/live/canadian-screen-awards-tv-and-digital-media-nominations.html. "Canadian Screen Awards TV and Digital Media Nominations". CBC/Radio-Canada. January 15, 2013
- ↑ http://www.innoversity.com
- ↑ http://www.torontoscreenwritingconference.com
- ↑ https://twitter.com/emtothea/status/656322429145387009. "My grandfather, Bob Andras, was Pierre Trudeau's Deputy Prime Minister. So this is tres trippy.". Emily Andras. Twitter. October 19, 2015
- ↑ http://globalnews.ca/news/1428703/after-6-decades-tv-guide-canada-fades-to-black. "After 6 decades, TV Guide Canada fades to black". Shaw Media. July 2, 2014