Sci Fi Shelters Second Season of 'Sanctuary'
The show, shot in the style of "300" in front of green screens instead of on sets, will come back with 13 new hour-long episodes in 2009.
"Sci Fi will continue to trail blaze the television landscape by further exploring the many worlds of 'Sanctuary' through its unique green screen environments,"says Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for the network. "Technology and great storytelling makes 'Sanctuary' a fantastic addition to Sci Fi's 2009 lineup."
On "Sanctuary," Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) is a 157-year-old "terrologist," one who studies monsters that she calls "abnormals." Along with her team, she befriends creatures that have evolved from mankind and gives them a safe haven in which to live.
The premiere of "Sanctuary" on Oct. 3 brought in more than 3 million viewers, making it the highest-rated original series premiere since "Eureka" debuted in July 2006.
The new season will begin production in Vancouver early next year.