Exclusive: Sci Fi Seeks More Sanctuary
Christopher Heyerhahl, Amanda Tapping, Emilie Ullrep and Robin Dunne
Fear not, all forms of creatures, the "Sanctuary for all" will remain open for another season.
TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Sci Fi channel has greenlit production on a second season of Sanctuary, ordering 13 new hours of the series.
"Sci Fi will continue to trail blaze the television landscape by further exploring the many worlds of Sanctuary through its unique green screen environments," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Sci Fi. "Technology and great storytelling makes Sanctuary a fantastic addition to Sci Fi's 2009 lineup."
Sanctuary was created by Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis scribe Damian Kindler and stars the first lady of sci fi, Amanda Tapping, who also serves as executive producer. The show shoots the majority of its content using green screen environments and technology much like films Sin City and 300.
The show centers around Tapping's character — the 157-year-old Dr. Helen Magnus — a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine group of creatures known as "abnormals."
Magnus works alongside forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), a techie Henry (Ryan Robbins) and her badass daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), to help protect these threatened creatures as well as investigate the science and mystery behind their existence.
More than three million viewers tuned in to the premiere of Sanctuary on October 3, 2008 making it the highest rated original series premiere on Sci Fi since Eureka debuted in July 2006.
Sanctuary is slated to begin production in Vancouver early next year for a 2009 premiere.
Are you excited to see more Sanctuary?