“Sanctuary”, the breakthrough web-series turned cable network show has officially been canceled after four seasons. The series was noteworthy for its use of green screen technology to give scale to the “everyday” sets of Helen Magnus’s home and “sanctuary” and places around the world (and sometimes under it). Many Stargate fans were also attracted to the series by its pedigree. The show was co-created and co-produced by Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter of SG-1 and Atlantis), former Stargate SG-1 writer Damian Kindler and Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis director Martin Wood. Several other familiar faces from the Stargate family passed by on the screens as either regular or guest stars
Rumors of Sanctuary’s impending cancellation have been brewing for quite a while, since no announcement date for new episodes was forthcoming since the Season 4 finale aired back in December 2011 on SyFy.
Several outlets have reported the President of SyFy, Mark Stern’s statement:
“We’re honored to have been part of this incredible series. In addition to garnering unmatched devotion by fans worldwide, Sanctuary was a bona fide trailblazer, setting new standards with its highly innovative production techniques — including pioneering green screen and RED camera technology — and Emmy-nominated visual effects. It’s been an amazing ride and we look forward to our next project with Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Damian Kindler.”
Kindler, Tapping, and Wood also commented in the same statement thanking fans, their studio, and the networks. They continued by noting:
“From Sanctuary, we also started our charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids which has raised over $250,000 for children in crisis worldwide. We will be continuing our work with Sanctuary for Kids and are so thankful for the Sanctuary fans and their amazing support and generosity.”