SCI FI's original series SANCTUARY, the first TV show based on an online series to be picked up for a second season, began production last week in Vancouver. Slated to return this fall, the one-hour drama's 13-episode second season will include the addition of Agam Darshi (2012) as Kate Freelander.
Witty and sarcastic with a gift for persuasion, Kate Freelander is a swindler, con artist and thief who finds herself in an uneasy alliance with Dr. Magnus after her business relationship with the Cabal goes sour.
For its first season, SANCTUARY delivered a 1.9 HH rating 2.43 million total viewers including 1.42 million Adults 25-54 and 1.08 Adults 18-49. More than 3 million viewers tuned in to the premiere of SANCTUARY on October 3, 2008 making it the highest rated original series premiere and the best performance for a first-season Sci Fi scripted original series since EUREKA's first season in 2006.
SANCTUARY follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population -- a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. Along with forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), they seek to protect these threatened phenomena as well as unlock the mysteries behind their existence. SANCTUARY shoots almost entirely on greenscreen and is the first television series in North America to use the RED camera exclusively.
Created by Damian Kindler (STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS), SANCTUARY is produced in association with Sci Fi Channel and Tricon Films and Television. Season 2 of the series will be exec produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood with Andrea Gorfolova, Carrie Mudd and Keith Beedie.