Syfy has put up the complete coverage of all their panels from the San Diego ComicCon 2009. I've embedded the video on the Video page or you can go to the Syfy site by clicking on the link for the Sanctuary Panel with Damian, Amanda, Martin and Robin (approx. 43mins)

The worldwide television distribution of Sanctuary continues to expand with Romania being added to the list of countries where it can be seen. Sanctuary will premiere on AXN, July 29 at 22:00.

Source : AXN
Thanks to Parsifal for the lead


Firstly, video From the ComicCon Sanctuary panel will be made available on the Syfy site after the convention has finished.

Episode 8 is called Next Tuesday - "Will Zimmerman and Magnus are transporting a rare abmornal off of an oil rig (in Mexico?).The abnormal wakes up, gets upset and the helicoptor goes down in an oil well in the middle of the ocean, with the helicopter suspended above them and a nest of wires. Amanda, Robin and director Martin Wood spent five days in wetsuits for this sep and they did not use stunt people."

"According to Martin, it was really impressive to see Amanda hold her breath for 94 seconds."

Premiere episodes - "includes a big car chase with Magnus behind the wheel, for which they used Damien Kindle's car and no stunt driver. Amanda did her own driving for the sequence and Robin says that his reaction in the passenger seat was not acting -- he was terrified!"

Finale episodes - "We'll get to meet the new head of Tokyo Sanctuary and the rebuilt Tokyo Sanctuary- Damien was dying when Martin told us this because Martin was revealing too much.The scenes they shot in Japan were filmed almost guerilla style - Martin was working the camera, there were no permits and they were writing scenes onsite because they were having fun and wanted to maximize the opportunity. "

Episode 7 Veritas - "in which Magnus goes "completely off her rocker." This ep really showcases Will's loyalty to Magnus -- "when the world turns it's back on her, he can be counted on to stick with her." Damien Kindler says that they wanted to deepen Will and Helen's relationship this season (in a non-shipper way) - they didn't want the relationship to be stagnant and just about capturing monsters."

Episode 5 Padua Noctoris - "The future flash ep is "Padua Noctoris" which focuses on a probable future. Amanda says we'll see "Will unlike you've ever seen him before" and that it was "freaky",seeing Robin in character for this ep. It's set in a post-apocalyptic era and we'll see a decayed Sanctuary, Magnus' office destroyed, band -- most frightening --Will with mullet!"

Shippers - Magnus held Will Zimmerman on her knee when he was 8! Magnus + Druitt is that character's big love affair ("she likes the bad boys"). There's also Count Olaff who owns a soccer team.

More can be found in the source article at Pop Wenches.


For USA only Syfy has put up the Sanctuary trailer from Comic Con on their site.

Source : Syfy website


Also in the article from TV Guide are a few details on other characters in Season 2 -

Joining the team is snarky Kate Freelander (the L Word's Agam Darshi), a petty criminal who's been working on the fringes of the abnormal world. Notes tapping: "At first Helen thinks Kate is a punk, but, in time, she'll have to trust and rely on her." Guest stars include Eureka's Chris Gauthier as an average Joe who thinks he's a superhero, and Stargate vet Michael Shanks as an abnormal with ties to the Chicago mob.


From TV Guide in U.S.A. -

Say goodbye to the stoic, uptight Helen Magnus. "We want her to get that stick out of her ass!" says Amanda Tapping, who plays the enigmatic 157-year-old doctor. "Magnus has been very rigid, and for good reason--she has an overwhelming duty as the protector of the world's abnormal creatures. Next season, she will light up and let herself go a bit. She'll become much more accessible." But she'll also be suspected of murder. In an episode titled "Veritas," directed by Tapping, Magnus "seems to go completely insane, and all sighs point to her being a killer. It's up to Will (Robin Dunne) to unravel the mystery."


The San Diego Comic Con is this weekend and SciFi Wire is giving fans unable to attend the opportunity to ask questions that will be presented to the various Syfy panels at the convention. This is a great opportunity to ask questions at the Sanctuary Panel next Saturday. Click on the SciFi Wire link and ask your questions in the comment section.

Source : SciFi Wire


It's now official! Season 2 of Sanctuary will commence on October 9, 2009 at 10pm on Syfy in the US. No word yet on dates for other countries.

"The second season of Sanctuary premieres on Oct. 9 a 10 p.m. Special guest stars this season include Christopher Gauthier (Eureka) and Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)."

Source : ScFi Wire


Paul McGillion is returning to his Wexford role on Sanctuary. From Paul's website :

07.15.09 - Paul has been cast in a recurring role on SyFy's 'Sanctuary', He'll play a re-imagined version of 'Wexford', his character seen in the original online pilot.


Sanctuary has been nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series.

Also nominated are Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Heroes.