Mark Stern, Syfy’s President of Original Programming and Co-Head of Original Content for Universal Cable Productions, announced today that Syfy has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of SANCTUARY. Season four is slated to start production in spring 2011 in Vancouver, BC with an expected fall 2011 premiere.
Sanctuary follows brilliant scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team, who use their unique combination of instinct, medicine, and cutting-edge science to find and aid a clandestine population of beings that the world refuses to believe exists. The series also stars Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as the quick-witted Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as tech wiz Henry Foss, and Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt.
One of television’s most groundbreaking series, Sanctuary is the first series in North America to shoot extensively on green screen, using virtual sets and extraordinary visual effects, and to use the RED camera (an ultra-high resolution digital camera) exclusively. The show is created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), produced in association with Syfy, and distributed by Tricon Films and Television.