7.3/10
18,691
65 user 19 critic

Sanctuary 

Trailer
1:21 | Trailer
Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Creator:

Damian Kindler
Reviews
Popularity
1,753

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2008  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 20 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Amanda Tapping ...  Dr. Helen Magnus 59 episodes, 2008-2011
Robin Dunne ...  Dr. Will Zimmerman / ... 59 episodes, 2008-2011
Christopher Heyerdahl ...  Bigfoot / ... 59 episodes, 2008-2011
Ryan Robbins ...  Henry Foss 59 episodes, 2008-2011
Agam Darshi ...  Kate Freelander 37 episodes, 2009-2011
Learn more

More Like This 

Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pete and Myka, U.S Secret Service agents, are deployed in South Dakota's Warehouse 13 with a new assignment from an authority above and outside the government.

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Eureka (2006–2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Sanctuary (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Who will protect you from the things that lurk in the dark corners of the world? Or, more importantly, who will protect the dark corner dwellers from you? Dr. Helen Magnus runs an ... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup
Defiance (2013–2015)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Haven (2010–2015)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Many in the coastal town of Haven, Maine have a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Stargate Universe (2009–2011)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith
Continuum I (2012–2015)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen
Falling Skies (2011–2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Dark Matter (2015–2017)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the dystopian 27th century, six people wake up on a deserted spaceship with no memory of who they are or what they're doing there. They reluctantly team up and set off to find answers with the help of a female android.

Stars: Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr.
Edit

Storyline

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, cloning; The very meaning of the word "humanity" changes daily in the modern world. But there is a darker side to the evolution of mankind, a truth only a few brave souls are willing to face: There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race. Written by SpArkY

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathon Young, who plays Nikola Tesla, also plays Dr. Ethan Edison in the Sci-Fi series EUReKA. In real life Nikola Tesla and Dr. Edison's namesake Thomas Edison were bitter rivals. See more »

Quotes

Henry Foss: All access pass to Spookville. Comes with a free lunch and a decoder ring.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.4 (2008) See more »

User Reviews

 
Almost great
25 October 2008 | by alr126See all my reviews

I cannot seem to figure out what this show is missing. It has a great cast, Amanda Tapping at her best. The premise of the show....excellent, offer sanctuary to those that might be "different" than the "normal" humans. the storyline is great....

Now, the show just seems to be missing something. Maybe, as another reviewer put it, the show needs to pick up the pace a bit. It is certainly thought provoking. I cannot say the show is bad, nor can I say that it is great. I'll close by saying that it is certainly worth a watch, probably need to view a few episodes before making any kind of decision either way.

I just can't get into it for some unknown reason.


13 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 65 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanctuary See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| DTS (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed