Sanctuary (TV)

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Sanctuary (TV)
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Directed by Martin Wood

The television show is an expansion of an 8-episode web series that was released through the Internet in early 2007. Based on the success of the web series, Syfy decided to pick it up for a more traditional television-based 13-episode season, and it has since been renewed for a second season. The show centres on Dr Helen Magnus, a 157-year-old British scientist, and her team of experts who run the "Sanctuary," an organization that seeks out non-human intelligent creatures, or "Abnormals." The team tries to help and learn from them, while also faced with containing the more dangerous ones. In her youth, Dr Magnus was a member of a group of experimental scientists known as "The Five," which also included Nikola Tesla, Nigel Griffin, Dr. James Watson, and John Druitt. Each wanted to push the boundaries of their understanding of the physical world through unconventional means. At some point during their partnership, Magnus acquired a vial of untainted vampire blood, and used it within a serum that "The Five" then injected into themselves. They each then developed a different gift: Magnus gained a high level of longevity; Griffin acquired the power of invisibility; Watson's intellect was tremendously heightened; Druitt developed the ability to teleport through time and space; and Tesla transformed into a vampire, with the additional power of electrical manipulation.
Cast:
Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus Robin Dunne as Dr. Will Zimmerman Emilie Ullerup as Ashley Magnus Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander Christopher Heyerdahl as Bigfoot Jonathon Young as Nikola Tesla

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