Last Rewatch: 16/04/2013 - 01/12/2013

Plot (IMDb): Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, cloning; The very meaning of the word "humanity" changes daily in the modern world. But there is a darker side to the evolution of mankind, a truth only a few brave souls are willing to face: There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race.

Sanctuary premiered on TV on October 3rd 2008 and the last episode aired on December 30th 2011. A fifth season was planned but never made. Before it was made for TV, there first was a webseries. The webseries was in 2007 and consists of 8 episodes. The webseries was such a success that they decided to create it for TV. On May 21, 2012, Syfy announced that Sanctuary would not return for a fifth season, it was cancelled. 


There was some hope back in October 2020 when Martin Wood, during an interview on the "Dial the Gate channel", told the audience there is actually talk of a possible reboot or continuation of Sanctuary. To check out this interview  please click on the link, around 56 minutes into the interview this is addressed. Since then I haven't heard anything anymore but this is only been 3 months ago and because special circumstances in terms of  Covid is probably will take even longer. Hopefully this really works but I hope with less obvious blue and green screen scenes.


That is the only beef I have with this show! The blue and green scenes, in my opinion, were awful. I want to believe what I see on the screen and that made that virtually impossible. A show with Amanda Tapping in the lead, what more can you ask for, a great cast as a whole, good stories, except for that awful musical episode, really sucks. I skip that with every rewatch. So I do hope, that if we get to see new episodes of Santuary, I truly hope they get a bigger budget and of course the CGI has improved over the years so that should be okay.


On Rotten Tomatoes the first and only season reviewed by critics has 50% score, which is not really high. Overal there is a 86% positive reviews from the audience. Sanctuary has also been released on Blu-ray in the US, Germany and Australia. I have the German set myself, region code B, it has English soundtrack but infortunately no English subs, only German subs.

Sanctuary Season 1 - Trailer & Opening Credits

Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Sanctuary for All (1)
  2. Sanctuary for All (2)
  3. Fata Morgana
  4. Folding Man
  5. Kush
  6. Nubbins
  7. The Five
  8. Edward
  9. Requiem
  10. Warriors
  11. Instinct
  12. Revelations (1)
  13. Revelations (2)

Season 2:

  1. End of Nights (1)
  2. End of Nights (2)
  3. Eulogy
  4. Hero
  5. Pavor Nocturnus
  6. Fragments
  7. Veritas
  8. Next Tuesday
  9. Penance
  10. Sleepers
  11. Haunted
  12. Kali (1)
  13. Kali (2)

Season 3:

  1. Kali (3)
  2. Firewall
  3. Bank Job
  4. Trail of Blood
  5. Hero II: Broken Arrow
  6. Animus
  7. Breach
  8. For King & Country
  9. Vigilante
  10. Hollow Men
  11. Pax Romana
  12. Hangover
  13. One Night
  14. Metamorphosis
  15. Wingman
  16. Awakening
  17. Normandy
  18. Carentan
  19. Out of the Blue
  20. Into the Black

Season 4:

  1. Tempus
  2. Uprising
  3. Untouchable
  4. Monsoon
  5. Resistance
  6. Homecoming
  7. Icebreaker
  8. Fugue
  9. Chimera
  10. Acolyte
  11. The Depths
  12. Sanctuary for None: P1
  13. Sanctuary for None: P2

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