Sc-Fi labs ‘Lexx’ for 13

Skein was highest-rated series to bow on the channel

The Sci-Fi Channel has snapped up 13 additional episodes of the hourlong skein “Lexx,” from co-producers Canuck-based Salter Street Films and Germany’s TiMe Film und TV Produktion.

Sci-Fi initially ordered 20 installments of “Lexx” — named for a Manhattan-sized insect that also happens to be the most powerful weapon of destruction ever made — in September as part of its Friday night lineup, where it became the highest-rated series ever to bow on the network.

‘Lexx’ lucre

“Lexx” has been sold to 100 countries around the globe, and currently airs on Canada’s Chum Television’s Space: The Imagination Station, the U.K.’s Channel 5, France’s Canal Plus, Germany’s RTL2 and Europe’s Sci-Fi Channel, among others.

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