While scanning the upcoming DVD releases for this month I came across a show called Sanctuary. Having never heard of it before, I thought I’d check it out.
“Sanctuary follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman and her fearless daughter Ashley. Together they track down, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world and live among us.
Although dismissed as monstrous figments of our imaginations and the stuff of our childhood nightmares, Magnus recognizes that the world is full of nature’s mistakes and triumphs and has the spectacular proof that they are indeed real.
Will, an insightful psychiatric profiler with a knack for finding the strange and curious, reluctantly joins the team to aid in the study of beings he can hardly believe himself. Together, Magnus, Will, Ashley and quirky tech-whiz Henry, use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting edge technology to find the creatures that lurk in the corners of our civilization and protect us from those too dangerous to be roaming free.”
I don’t know about you, but as I continued to read the synopsis I grew more and more excited, it sounds rad. BUT! The all important question – does it have vampires? Damn right it does (otherwise I wouldn’t be talking about it here)! Not only do you get more than your share of all sorts of magical beasties, but you also get vampires. Win!
Also, if you’re a big fan of visual effects, you may want to have a look at this:
“Sanctuary is one of the only series to shoot extensively on green screen using extraordinary visual effects and virtual sets. The series was also the first in North America to shoot with the new RED camera – a digital system that captures images at four times the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television.”
Season 2 of Sanctuary will be released June 15, 2010.