September 13, 2010
SPACE Original Series SANCTUARY Opens Its Doors for Season 3, October 15
– Award-winning special effects shine in an all-new Season 3 –
– Recently nominated for three Gemini Awards –
– Full episodes available on-demand at www.spacecast.com –
“Clever, wry, original and unexpectedly topical.” — Alex Strachan, Canwest News Service
“…SANCTUARY is the sci-fi 24.” — Bill Harris, Sun Media
Toronto, ON (September 13, 2010) – SPACE provides refuge for extraordinary beings when Season 3 of the award-winning series SANCTUARY, premieres Friday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. ET. Recently nominated for three Gemini Awards, this hour-long, SPACE original cult-hit takes fans on an exotic journey across the globe on a quest to rescue abnormal beings. Shot extensively in front of a green screen, SANCTUARY was the first series to exclusively use the industry-changing RED® camera to enhance its awe-inspiring images and locales. SANCTUARY is also available on demand at www.spacecast.com immediately following its television premiere.
SANCTUARY follows the adventures of the enigmatic scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) who with her team, shelter a clandestine population of strange and sometimes terrifying beings, most believe don’t even exist. Along with forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi), a witty, sarcastic, but savvy former swindler, and über-geek weapons designer and computer expert Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins), Magnus seeks to protect these imperiled phenomena while unlocking their mysteries.
Full of twists and turns, Season 3 of SANCTUARY raises the bar on the excitement with gripping storylines and new characters. The Season 3 opener finds the Sanctuary team desperately trying to find a way to reach the powerful, god-like abnormal Kali to prevent catastrophic tidal waves from killing millions worldwide. Magnus defends her position as the head of the Sanctuary Network while Will, still in Mumbai, fights for his life.
SANCTUARY was recently nominated for three Gemini Awards for “Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction”, “Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series – Christopher Heyerdahl” and “Best Sound in a Dramatic Series”. During the past two seasons, SANCTUARY has been nominated for more than 50 awards including a primetime Emmy® for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2008.” It won a Gemini Award for “Best Visual Effects” in 2009 and is also the winner of 11 Leo Awards.
SANCTUARY Season 3 is a SPACE original production, shot in Vancouver. Rebecca DiPasquale is Manager of Development for SPACE. SANCTUARY was created by Damian Kindler (STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS), executive produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood with Andrea Gorfolova, Carrie Mudd and Keith Beedie. Sanctuary is produced by My Plastic Badger Productions and The Beedie Group, in association with Tricon Films and Television.
SPACE’s ongoing support of Canadian independent productions has been a major contributor to the success of series such as TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, SANCTUARY, THE LISTENER, DEFYING GRAVITY, STORMWORLD, and RABBIT FALL. Documentaries include FAMOUS MONSTER and PRETTY BLOODY.
SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Amanda Tapping Official Website
SPACE on Facebook
SANCTUARY Facebook Page
SANCTUARY on Twitter
Amanda Tapping on Twitter
Robin Dunne on Twitter
SPACE on Twitter
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