Yeah, my timing sucks!! I should have waited a few more hours. Damian Kindler addressed the topic of the length of Season 2 in his interview with Tony Tollado at SciFi Talk today.

Here's what was said :
Tony:  Will you be doing a full 24 episodes or how many total will you be doing this year?
Damian:  We did another 13, which at the time was all we could do because our vis effects pipeline is so tight getting into a 20 order Season 2 would be very, very hard. I think that if we go for 13 there is a possibility of a larger order but that is all speculative right now so

By the way, if you like sci-fi in general then you should check out Tony's podcasts as he has some very interesting guests and covers a wide variety of subjects.

Source : Sci-Fi Talk
Is there to be an extended Season 2 or is Season 3 a go?

I've been sitting on a rumour for a couple of weeks now waiting for some kind of official confirmation and whilst it is not official I've decided to put the rumour out there <big evil grin>.

Here's the meagre evidence that I have that Sanctuary is either shooting an extended Season 2 or has advanced production on Season 3 :

* Season 2 shooting finishes in July/August
* late August, Amanda unfortunately has to cancel her Australian and New Zealand convention appearances and "the production schedule being bought forward" is cited by the Armageddon people as the reason
* according to a guest actor it's believed they may have been asked for an additional 7 episodes bringing it to a 20 episode season leading into season 3 (I got this from a trusted friend who actually spoke to the actor)
* in a very recent interview Amanda herself referred to them being in prep at the moment (though there is more than one way to interpret that sentence) "But my biggest responsibility besides obviously, you know, what we’re dealing with now in post production and prep"... (see interview here )
* this weekend’s Galactic Water Cooler podcast spoke to Amanda whilst she was on set, though they did not specifically say it was Sanctuary’s set.

Of course you need to balance that information with the knowledge that it takes approximately 30 weeks to make an episode of Sanctuary, so would it be possible to make an extended season? Of course they could always leave Season 2 as is and just start on a 20 episode season 3 ;-) Also why has no announcement been made? Well Syfy could be sitting on it so as not to interfere with the new Stargate premiere but…

So there it is, make your own minds up about it. I sure hope that the rumour turns out to be true because I LOVE this show!!!
Air Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 @ 10 PM – Season 2 Premiere!

In the season two opener of Sanctuary, Ashley (EMILIE ULLERUP) remains captured, in the dangerous hands of the Cabal.  While desperately searching for her, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING), Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Druitt (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) and Tesla (JONATHON YOUNG), encounter Kate Freelander (AGAM DARSHI) a quick-talking con artist with Cabal connections. Pressing her for information, Magnus gets the location of a secret Cabal facility that may lead them to her daughter. Although aware that Kate is less than trustworthy, the team takes a risk and moves in on the Cabal way station. They quickly discover they have been led into a trap and that the Ashley they once knew has made a formidable and alarming transformation, with no intention of coming home to the Sanctuary.

Air Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 10 PM

Furious at being duped into a trap, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) takes on Kate (AGAM DARSHI), demanding information and complete access to her Cabal contacts. The Cabal’s true agenda is revealed and Magnus realizes that they are not only holding Ashley (EMILIE ULLERUP) as ransom to obtain complete control of the Sanctuary Network, but turning her into the ultimate weapon. Now transformed into a Super Abnormal with devastating powers, Ashley and her newly cloned fighters begin their onslaught, destroying Sanctuaries in cities around the world. Tesla (JONATHON YOUNG) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) attempt to create a weapon that can stop the attacks…without killing Ashley. As the team prepares to defend the Sanctuary with Tesla’s new weapon, Magnus must come to the realization that they may not be able to stop the Cabal’s attacks without harming Ashley. She realizes she might have to choose between saving her only daughter, or losing the Sanctuary and all the lives and secrets within it.

Source : TVByTheNumbers
Thanks to parsifal we have a zip file with 41 images from Season 2. You can find them here at the Sanctuary LJ community
The UK Season 2 Premiere date is Oct 12

ITV4 has begun to send out emails to folks that had enquired about the UK airing date for Sanctuary Season 2 and October 12 is the date! So it looks like they are keeping their Monday night slot.

Source : Various including Sanctuary LJ
The Spoiler Zone is back and getting ready for the Premiere of Season 2!! I'm sorry for the lack of updates but with filming finishing back in August and me being kept offline with eye troubles, there hasn't been a lot to post about. However things are starting to ramp up for the new season and here's a little taste of things to come in the next day or so (it will depend on how much computer time I can get in, as my computer time is restricted whilst I recover from another eye operation) :

* UK premiere date set for ITV4
* pictures from Syfy covering the first 7 episodes
* episode synopsis for opening two parter
* super cool rumour about Sanctuary
* Season 1 DVD review

So stay tuned folks!!