About the show
Sanctuary is a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series created by Damian Kindler. It premiered on Syfy on October 3, 2008. Kindler originally created Sanctuary as an eight-part web series, but later it was adapted for television. The series is set in the fictional city of Old City and follows centuries-old scientist, Helen Magnus, and her team: daughter Ashley, protege Will Zimmerman, computer tech Henry Foss, an aptly named "Bigfoot", and con artist Kate Freelander. The Sanctuary team assumes the mission of tracking "Abnormals", (specially gifted humans and creatures) and bringing them to the Sanctuary for the dual purpose of protecting the public as well as the Abnormals themselves.