The Sanctuary is a place of refuge, a safe haven, for those that are different from humans. Known as Abnormals they are non-human intelligent creatures and humans with genetic variants. They range from the cute to the extremely dangerous.
Dr. Helen Magnus, a 157-year-old English scientist, and her team of experts run the Sanctuary. They try to help the Abnormals and learn from them. Working toward a peaceful existence between the humans and the Abnormals.
The show follows the adventures of Dr. Magnus and her staff as they struggle to bring harmony between the world of the humans and that of the Abnormals. This difficult task because of the more dangerous Abnormals like Vampires and Nubbins is complicated further when the Cabal goes on the move. A shadow organization with desires to spark a war between the humans and Abnormals the Cabal desires to see the extinction of all Abnormals.
Sanctuary is a great contemporary fantasy show with a polder society full of a wonderful array of exotic creatures. I loved the episode with the Yeti, their portrayal of vampires and werewolves. Sanctuary is also not afraid to tackle those social issues which makes for great speculative fiction, never being afraid of asking what if and exploring it thoroughly.
Sanctuary was originally an independent production which used a web publication model. After their first season became a big hit the show was bought up by Sci-Fi channel. They did some re-writes did some new shots and aired what is now referred to as the first season.
Looking Forward at Sanctuary Season 2
- Finding out what happened to Ashley Magnus, who changed after being kidnapped by the Cabal at the end of the first season.
- Many more Abnormals including an oil rig extraction.
- The conflict between the Cabal and the Sanctuary heightens.
- The Tokyo Sanctuary.
For more read: Looking Forward At Sanctuary Season 2
- Helen Magnus Played by Amanda Tapping
- Will Zimmerman Played by Robin Dunne
- Henry Foss Played by Ryan Robbins
- Kate Freelander Played by Agam Darshi
- John Druitt aka Jack the Ripper Played by Christopher Heyerdahl
- Nikola Tesla Played by Jonathan Young
- Clara Griffin Played by Christine Chatelain
- Ashley Magnus Played by Emilie Ullerup
More on the cast and picture here
Special appearance from
- Paul McGillion bringing Wexford back from the original web series but re-imagined.
- Michael Shanks who will play Jimmy who shares similar backgrounds with Kate. For more read: Michael Shanks will be on Sanctuary!
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