Sanctuary Premieres Today
Stage 3 Media has announced the worldwide premiere of Sanctuary is now available on the web. Featuring some very cool looking special effects, this eight webisode series stars Amanda Tapping of Stargate SG-1 fame.
“I feel like we’re riding the crest of an amazing wave,” says Tapping, who also serves as executive producer. “Sanctuary is such an exceptionally cool premise. I am so very proud of this show and hope the fans will feel the same buzz we’ve felt in bringing it to life.”
I had a chance to talk with executive producers of the series recently, and Stage 3 is taking a different approach to distributed media. Sanctuary is developed exclusively for the web, shot high-def, and utilizes greenscreen and animation for most of the sets.
Each webisode of Sanctuary follows the exploits of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) as she seeks out all manner of terrifying and monstrous creatures. She is aided in her quest by her reluctant protégé Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne, Dawson’s Creek, The Big Hit, Species 3) and her intrepid, if somewhat reckless, daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup, Battlestar Galactica). Together they are drawn into a frightening and mysterious world populated by beings that defy explanation. Sanctuary was created by veteran science fiction writer and producer Damian Kindler and directed by Martin Wood (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis). Kindler, Tapping and Wood serve as executive producers along with N. John Smith (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis).
I’ll be watching the complete first webisode today and will give you a full review this week.