Space renews Sanctuary for 4th season

From a media release:

SPACE Orders Fourth Season of Original Production SANCTUARY

  • Catch-up on the current season starting Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on SPACE
  • SANCTUARY returns with Season 3.5 in Spring 2011

SPACE, Canada’s science fiction, speculation and fantasy channel, announced today that it has green lit the fourth season of its original Canadian series, SANCTUARY. A critical and fan favourite since its premiere in 2009 on SPACE, production is slated to begin on 13 new episodes of the multiple award-winning show this Spring, due to air this Fall on SPACE.

“We’re thrilled about the extraordinary support SPACE has provided since the beginning,” said series creator and executive producer, Damian Kindler. “They were the first to recognize Sanctuary’s potential and are the foundation upon which all of our success rests.”

Viewers can catch-up on SANCTUARY Season 3.0 staring Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on SPACE and on-demand at Season 3.5 is slated to premiere on SPACE this Spring.

Full of twists and turns, the exciting third season raised the bar with gripping storylines and new characters. SANCTUARY follows the adventures of the enigmatic scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (sci-fi icon 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.

The first North American series to exclusively use the industry-changing RED® camera to enhance its awe-inspiring images and locales, 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.

Shot in Vancouver, SANCTUARY is a SPACE original production. Rebecca DiPasquale is Manager of Development for SPACE. SANCTUARY was created and executive produced by Damian Kindler (STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS), and executive produced by 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.