Syfy renews 'Sanctuary' for season fourby jmaloni
Syfy has greenlit production on a fourth season of "Sanctuary," it was announced by Mark Stern, president, original programming, Syfy & co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions. "Sanctuary" season four is slated to commence production on a 13-episode season in spring 2011 in Vancouver with an eye toward a fall 2011 premiere on Syfy.
"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, shooting almost entirely on green screen, "Sanctuary" was the first television series in North America to exclusively use the RED camera, thus leading to a 2008 Emmy nomination for its visual effects.
Created by Damian Kindler ("Stargate SG-1," "Stargate Atlantis"), "Sanctuary" is produced in association with Syfy and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television. Season three of the series is executive produced by Damian Kindler, Tapping, Martin Wood, Keith Beedie and Tricon Films.
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