Sanctuary

Sanctuary

  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.3  (19,301)

Sanctuary is a science fiction television show that airs on the Syfy channel. The show's original format was as web series. Each episode was released for free on the internet. The first episode aired in 2007. Once the web series became popular Syfy chose to air the show on its regular television channel. Sanctuary was created and produced in Canada by Damian Kindler. The show follows Dr. Helen Magnus. The goal of Dr. Magnus is to use her Sanctuary Network to investigate and protect various creatures that normal people would consider to be monsters. She places these creatures in one of the sanctuaries that make up her Sanctuary Network. Dr. Magnus, who is played by Amanda Tapping, is 157 years old at the beginning of the series. Other major characters include Will Zimmerman, who plays the part of Dr. Magnus' assistant or protege. The next major character is Henry Foss. Henry Foss is the technical expert in the group, and also happens to be a werewolf. Many episodes also feature Dr. Magnus' daughter as a member of the group, who has a pretty reckless approach to their missions. Various villains and evil organizations make an appearance throughout the series, which include the Cabal. Each season has an overall storyline that will link the majority of the episodes together. Even though there is an overall story arc for each season, the show very much follows the standard monster of the week format. Each episode revolves around a different creature, or cryptid. More of Dr. Magnus' history is revealed as the series progresses. Sanctuary has received mixed reviews from critics, but has managed to gather strong fan support. This strong fan support led to the show being picked up by Syfy for multiple seasons. It should also be noted that many of the fans were initially attracted to the show by Amanda Tapping. Amanda Tapping became famous on one of Syfy's other television shows, so it was natural that many fans would decide to watch her new show as well. In conclusion, Sanctuary has received strong fan support that helped keep the series on the air when Syfy was canceling many of its long running series. Even though the network had decided to completely revamp its offerings, it was decided that Sanctuary would continue to be a fixture on the network. Sanctuary had the highest rated premiere of any of Syfy's original programs.

Sanctuary
Filter by Source

Seasons
Sanctuary for None: Part 2
13. Sanctuary for None: Part 2
December 30, 2011
Will Magnus's plan save or destroy Abnormal-kind?
Sanctuary for None: Part 1
12. Sanctuary for None: Part 1
December 23, 2011
A final confrontation is evident as the team races to prevent the unleashing of a doomsday weapon.
The Depths
11. The Depths
December 16, 2011
While looking for a legendary Abnormal, Magnus and Will become trapped by a cave-in.
Acolyte
10. Acolyte
December 9, 2011
Trouble from Hollow Earth insurgents leads to a reunion... and an unanticipated betrayal.
Chimera
9. Chimera
November 29, 2011
Adam Worth resurfaces as an avatar in a virtual Sanctuary, where he imperils Magnus and Tesla in a bid to enter the real world.
Fugue
8. Fugue
November 25, 2011
Magnus and Will find a way to cummunicate with an Abnormal that attacked Abby.
Icebreaker
7. Icebreaker
November 18, 2011
Magnus must race to free an icebreaker trapped under mysterious circumstances.
Homecoming
6. Homecoming
November 11, 2011
Magnus gets tied up in an Abnormal scheme and Will runs into trouble at the Liberian Sanctuary.
Resistance
5. Resistance
November 4, 2011
Magnus and Henry attempt to break into a secret Abnormal testing facility run by Homeland Security and encounter an old friend whose loyalties are once again in question.
Monsoon
4. Monsoon
October 28, 2011
Intending to meet with Sanctuary's new top secret financial adviser, instead Magnus lands in the middle of a deadly hostage situation.
Untouchable
3. Untouchable
October 21, 2011
A U.N. inspector threatens the future of Team Sanctuary while also attempting to turn Will against Magnus in the process. Meanwhile, Erika visits Henry, warning him of a potentially dangerous new dilemma.
Uprising
2. Uprising
October 14, 2011
Wil, Kate and Bigfoot try their hardest to prevent an all-out Abnormal war.
Tempus
1. Tempus
October 7, 2011
In the season four premiere, Helen Magnus has followed Adam Worth back to 1898 London to stop him from tampering- and quite possibly completely destroying - the future.
Visual Effects
Visual Effects

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 14 sec

Description

Sanctuary is a science fiction television show that airs on the Syfy channel. The show's original format was as web series. Each episode was released for free on the internet. The first episode aired in 2007. Once the web series became popular Syfy chose to air the show on its regular television channel. Sanctuary was created and produced in Canada by Damian Kindler.

The show follows Dr. Helen Magnus. The goal of Dr. Magnus is to use her Sanctuary Network to investigate and protect various creatures that normal people would consider to be monsters. She places these creatures in one of the sanctuaries that make up her Sanctuary Network. Dr. Magnus, who is played by Amanda Tapping, is 157 years old at the beginning of the series. Other major characters include Will Zimmerman, who plays the part of Dr. Magnus' assistant or protege. The next major character is Henry Foss. Henry Foss is the technical expert in the group, and also happens to be a werewolf. Many episodes also feature Dr. Magnus' daughter as a member of the group, who has a pretty reckless approach to their missions. Various villains and evil organizations make an appearance throughout the series, which include the Cabal.

Each season has an overall storyline that will link the majority of the episodes together. Even though there is an overall story arc for each season, the show very much follows the standard monster of the week format. Each episode revolves around a different creature, or cryptid. More of Dr. Magnus' history is revealed as the series progresses.

Sanctuary has received mixed reviews from critics, but has managed to gather strong fan support. This strong fan support led to the show being picked up by Syfy for multiple seasons. It should also be noted that many of the fans were initially attracted to the show by Amanda Tapping. Amanda Tapping became famous on one of Syfy's other television shows, so it was natural that many fans would decide to watch her new show as well.

In conclusion, Sanctuary has received strong fan support that helped keep the series on the air when Syfy was canceling many of its long running series. Even though the network had decided to completely revamp its offerings, it was decided that Sanctuary would continue to be a fixture on the network. Sanctuary had the highest rated premiere of any of Syfy's original programs.Sanctuary is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (76 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2008.

Sanctuary is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sanctuary on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (19,301)