Sanctuary is a science fiction web series. Amanda Tapping stars as 157 year old Dr. Helen Magnus, one of the first female doctors in the Royal College during Victorian England. She was engaged to serial killer Jack the Ripper, and also has a daughter by him, Ashley. However, Ashley does not yet know that Jack is her father. Dr. Magnus's father started a sanctuary for supernatural creatures, collected from all over the world. In her work with these creatures, Dr. Magnus has acquired her great longevity. Starring: Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus; Robin Dunne as Dr. Will Zimmerman; Ryan Robbins as Henry Fosst; and Emilie Ullerup as Ashley Magnus.

Genre: Action and Adventure, Science-Fiction

  • Watch Sanctuary Season 4

    • Episode 13

      Season 4, Episode 13

      aired: Sat, Jan 28, 2012

      With the new Abnormal Homeland now openly under threat, Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) is forced into a corner -- but she has a plan in mind that no one sees coming.

    • Episode 12

      Season 4, Episode 12

      aired: Sat, Jan 21, 2012

      Caleb (GIL BELLOWS), a notorious leader in Hollow Earth, asks for Helen Magnus’ (AMANDA TAPPING) help to build a new home for displaced insurgents on the surface. But will the world's governments allow that to happen without sending in the troops?

    • Episode 11

      The Depths

      aired: Fri, Jan 13, 2012

      Racing to stop a SCIU team from capturing an extremely rare and legendary Abnormal, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) get trapped in a cave-in.

    • Episode 10


      aired: Sat, Jan 7, 2012

      Trouble from Hollow Earth insurgents leads to a reunion with a dear Sanctuary friend, and an unanticipated betrayal.

    • Episode 9


      aired: Tue, Dec 27, 2011

      Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Nikola Tesla (JONATHON YOUNG) become trapped in a virtual Sanctuary world at the mercy of the evil avatar of Adam Worth (IAN TRACEY).

    • Episode 8

      Season 4, Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Dec 24, 2011

      In a groundbreaking episode of Sanctuary, a mysterious Abnormal attacks Abby (PASCALE HUTTON), and Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) discover that there's only one way to communicate with this unusual enemy -- through music. Music and lyrics by series creator Damian Kindler and composer Andrew Lockington.

    • Episode 7

      Season 4, Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Dec 17, 2011

      When a team from the UK Sanctuary gets in trouble on a stranded icebreaker in the Bering Sea, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) must figure out who is behind the mysterious happenings at sea.

    • Episode 6

      Season 4, Episode 6

      aired: Fri, Nov 11, 2011

      Will (ROBIN DUNNE) runs into unexpected trouble, and personal revelations, on a trip to the Liberian Sanctuary in Monrovia. Meanwhile, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) has her hands full when a couple of ne'er-do-well flying Abnormals recruit her help with a questionable scheme. Directorial debut of series co-star Robin Dunne.

    • Episode 5

      Season 4, Episode 5

      aired: Fri, Nov 4, 2011

      A Sanctuary mission to infiltrate a secret Abnormal testing facility brings Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) face-to-face with a mysterious and deadly creature, and with an old friend whose loyalties are once again in question.

    • Episode 4

      Season 4, Episode 4

      aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011

      Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) flies to a remote island in Africa to meet with the Sanctuary’s new top secret financial advisor, but lands herself in the middle of a deadly hostage situation.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      With a government inspector threatening to cut off the Sanctuary's funding, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) must explain a mission gone wrong. Meanwhile, Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) has a surprise visitor with some shocking news.

    • Episode 2


      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      As Hollow Earth Abnormals continue to arrive at the surface in droves, Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Henry (RYAN ROBBINS), Kate (AGAM DARSHI) and Bigfoot (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) scramble to prevent all-out war with the Lotus Security Forces. All the while, they are worrying about the whereabouts and safety of Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) who was last seen heading to Praxis just before the city was destroyed.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Fri, Oct 7, 2011

      In the season four opener, Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) has pursued Adam Worth (IAN TRACEY) back to 1898 London to stop him from altering - and quite possibly completely destroying - the future.

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    • Episode 13

      Kali (2)

      aired: Fri, Jan 15, 2010

      After finding Will (ROBIN DUNNE) in a Dharavi warehouse just barely alive, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING), Kate (AGAM DARSHI) and Ravi (SHAKER PALEJA), rush him back to the Mumbai Sanctuary for emergency treatment. Hallucinating and drifting in and out of consciousness, Will continues to call out to Kali, the beautiful woman in his visions, in English and in Hindi. Magnus has informed the team of the existence of the Makri, a very small and extremely rare species of Abnormal spider. The Makri selects someone to be its "host" in order to communicate telepathically with its genetic cousin…an extremely powerful Abnormal capable of causing astounding natural disasters. Ravi is shocked to hear that this Abnormal is still alive and a threat as Magnus had reported to her colleagues in the Sanctuary Network that she had killed it four years earlier as a preventative measure.

    • Episode 12

      Kali, Parts 1 and 2

      aired: Fri, Jan 15, 2010

      Reports start coming in from Sanctuaries around the world of unusually violent and erratic behaviour from their most docile Abnormals. In an effort to find a connection between the disturbing incidents, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) holds a video conference with the Heads of Household from the international Sanctuaries. Many on her team have theories, but none seem to fully explain the odd Abnormal behaviour encountered simultaneously by so many Sanctuaries. However, one piece of news from the Mumbai Sanctuary tweaks Magnus’s attention. A man with the mark of Kali on his leg, was found shot in Dharavi. As Magnus explains to Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Kali is an ancient cult whose followers are rumoured to be able to foretell disaster.

    • Episode 11


      aired: Fri, Jan 8, 2010

      Passengers and crew of a sinking ship off the coast of South Africa are rescued by Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and her team, and teleported back to the Sanctuary for safety and medical treatment. But when one of the peaceful refugees is brutally murdered, all eyes turn to Druitt (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL). Magnus confronts Druitt, knowing very well that something has been awakened in him that is driving him to act on his murderous instincts. But he is one step ahead of her and ready for a fight. In a split second, Druitt takes off down the hallway with Magnus in swift pursuit. A battle of wits and strength leaves them both with injuries. But ultimately, Magnus, with Kate's (AGAM DARSHI) help, overpowers Druitt and uses her stun gun to stop him in his tracks.

    • Episode 10


      aired: Fri, Dec 18, 2009

      Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) investigate a number of inexplicable teenage disappearances. The common denominator in the case seems to be that they all recently spent time at an exclusive rehab clinic in Mexico. Paying a visit to the clinic, Magnus and Will are surprised to meet the program's director…none other than a disguised Nikola Tesla (JONATHAN YOUNG), one of the original Five. Tesla portentously explains he has been working on a treatment that cures the teens of their addictions in merely a week. Magnus and Will know Tesla has an ulterior motive and press him to disclose the real purpose for the clinic. Unable to hold back his excitement, Tesla reveals he is actually turning his patients into Vampires. Tesla's treatment is designed to create a time-release of the Vampire gene, evolving his unsuspecting patients into Vampires over a 30-year period. But when one of his patients discovers the formula to speed up the process, they find themselves up against a powerful and determined group of new Vampires. Unless they can be stopped, Magnus fears Tesla may have unleashed the resurrection of the deadliest race of Abnormals ever to roam the Earth.

    • Episode 9


      aired: Fri, Dec 11, 2009

      Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) is reunited with an old friend, Jimmy (MICHAEL SHANKS) who is transporting a valuable elemental Abnormal to the Sanctuary for safety. But an underground mob accustomed to cashing in on the Abnormal black market, tracks down Jimmy and his valuable cargo before the delivery is complete. Magnus and Jimmy find themselves in a dangerous shootout, determined to save the Abnormal. Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Kate (AGAM DARSHI) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) are quick on the scene as backup. Kate proves her worth when she manages to get Jimmy and the Abnormal to safety. But not before taking a shot from one of the mobsters herself. Hiding out in an abandoned, derelict motel room until the immediate danger of the mob passes, Jimmy tends to Kate's gunshot wound. With little to do but talk and wait for Magnus to find them, Jimmy and Kate discover an unexpected common history.

    • Episode 8

      Next Tuesday

      aired: Fri, Dec 4, 2009

      Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) are called to make a straightforward retrieval of a rare Abnormal off the coast of Louisiana. With a commissioned helicopter, the retrieval is successful and their cargo securely on board. But as the pair starts heading back to the mainland, something causes the unusual sea creature to break loose. Unable to control the Abnormal and the helicopter simultaneously, Magnus and Will make a crash landing and find themselves entangled in guy wire, precariously dangling over an abandoned oil bore well several feet above the water in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. With the Abnormal nowhere to be found, Magnus concludes it has made its getaway into the depths of the water. But their solitude doesn’t last long. Not only does the Abnormal return, it’s even angrier than before. And Magnus and Will quickly learn they must escape or become its next victim.

    • Episode 7


      aired: Fri, Nov 20, 2009

      Will (ROBIN DUNNE) goes up against the heads of the Sanctuary Network to defend Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) who is charged with a shocking murder. But as the evidence stacks up against her, even Will has trouble finding a way to convincingly defend her innocence. Directed by AMANDA TAPPING

    • Episode 6


      aired: Fri, Nov 13, 2009

      Dr. Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) fights to save the life of one of the Sanctuary's research scientists who was viciously attacked by a seemingly docile Abnormal. Baffled by the creature's uncharacteristic behaviour, Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) tries to figure out what, or who, caused the domesticated Abnormal to react so violently.

    • Episode 5

      Pavor Nocturnus

      aired: Fri, Nov 6, 2009

      Dr. Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) wakes up on the floor of the Sanctuary with no recollection of why or how she got there. Disoriented and bewildered, she discovers her office scarred with bullet holes, equipment broken in pieces and layered with dust and the lab left only with devastating remnants of a horrific battle scene. With no signs of life to be found, Magnus is completely baffled and shaken. To gather her thoughts, she steps up onto the Sanctuary’s rooftop parapet, but is shocked by the scene before her. Instead of the lights of New City, she looks out to a dark, cratered landscape…the city is decimated.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Fri, Oct 30, 2009

      An unlikely superhero with unprecedented strength and the amazing ability to fly, is thwarting crime - and Sanctuary missions - throughout the city, sparking an investigation into his identity by the Sanctuary team. Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) are able to trap this costumed man by creating a phony emergency, which he responds to with vigor. The city's newest hero who calls himself "The Adjuster" is quickly disabled and brought back to the Sanctuary for study. Convinced that Magnus and Will are actually super-villains who have captured him in order to run experiments on him, The Adjuster AKA Walter (CHRISTOPHER GAUTHIER) is less than cooperative. When a blood test reveals he doesn’t possess the DNA of an Abnormal, Magnus and Will are baffled as to the origins of his super powers. Still convinced he’s in the hands of the super-enemy, Walter manages to escape before the Sanctuary team can confirm the results of any more tests.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Fri, Oct 23, 2009

      Dr. Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and the team are still recuperating from the Cabal attacks that devastatingly took down so many Sanctuaries around the world. Magnus and Druitt (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) struggle to come to terms with the apparent death of their only daughter, Ashley (EMILIE ULLERUP). Druitt seeks revenge on her captor, the Cabal. Magnus, however, clings to the faint hope that Ashley could somehow still be alive. While Druitt leaves to exact his bloody revenge, Magnus takes a quiet, methodical approach to prove that Ashley is alive.

    • Episode 2

      End of Nights, Part 2

      aired: Fri, Oct 16, 2009

      Still reeling from their violent encounter with the transformed Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) is determined to find answers about the Cabal and their plans for her daughter. Certain that Kate (Agam Darshi) is still withholding information, a furious Magnus demands to know who her contact is at the Cabal. Kate is acutely aware that without Magnus and the Sanctuary, she will be killed by the Cabal herself and therefore relents, revealing her contact protocols to reach Dana Whitcomb (Lynda Boyd).

    • Episode 1

      End of Nights, Part 1

      aired: Fri, Oct 9, 2009

      Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) continues her desperate search for her daughter, Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), who is still held prisoner by the Cabal. Together, Magnus and John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl) interrogate their most elusive contacts around the globe in an attempt to find her and make sense of the Cabal's plan.

  • Watch Sanctuary Season 1

    • Episode 13

      Season 1 Episode 13

      aired: Sun, Jan 11, 2009

      In the season finale of Sanctuary, The Five, led by Magnus (Amanda Tapping), attempt to find the secret labyrinth in the decimated city of Bhalasaam. Once located, they must complete a series of cryptic tests that can only be achieved using the powers of The Five. Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) and Henry (Ryan Robbins) are held prisoner at the Cabal's weapons facility.

    • Episode 12

      Revelations, Part 1

      aired: Thu, Jan 8, 2009

      Abnormals in remote regions are subjected to an airborne biological agent that compels them to launch a violent string of murders. Recognizing the work of the Cabal, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl) assemble The Five for the first time in over a century as the only possible defense against an all-out war.

    • Episode 11


      aired: Wed, Mar 18, 2009

      Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and the Sanctuary team attempt to capture a rare and deadly creature - all under the watchful eye of a local news crew.

    • Episode 10


      aired: Fri, Dec 12, 2008

      Investigating the disappearance of an old college friend, Will (Robin Dunne) finds himself caught in an underground fight club where the combatants are genetically engineered abnormals who fight to the death like modern day gladiators. And Magnus (Amanda Tapping) is eerily convinced that one of the men involved in the illegal operation is none other than her long-deceased father.

    • Episode 9


      aired: Fri, Dec 5, 2008

      Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Will (Robin Dunne) investigate a distressing call for help deep below the Bermuda Triangle resulting in a deadly battle to save Magnus's life.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Fri, Nov 21, 2008

      A young artist with an uncanny ability to draw remarkably detailed pictures from memory may be the key to a solving a case surrounding the suspicious death of his abusive father. But it will take Will's (Robin Dunne) forensic profiling to determine if the boy’s drawings are inspired by reality or simply a terrifyingly vivid imagination.

    • Episode 7

      The Five

      aired: Fri, Nov 14, 2008

      While leading a covert meeting in Rome, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) encounters Nikola Tesla (Jonathan Young), an old friend from her past who confides that the Cabal has come to exact revenge on her for the events in "Fata Morgana." But Magnus realizes that Tesla's loyalties may not be as steadfast as in their college days when the two became part of an exclusive order called The Five – a group in which each is connected by a secret they have carried for decades.

    • Episode 6


      aired: Fri, Nov 7, 2008

      When a mating pair of cute, furry and seemingly harmless abnormals is brought in for scientific study, the Sanctuary team begins to exhibit some hidden animal attractions for one another.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Fri, Oct 24, 2008

      Returning with an abnormal captured in the Himalayas, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Will (Robin Dunne) are stranded from civilization and aid after their plane goes down in a desolate mountain range. While anxiously waiting for a rescue team, the surviving passengers begin to fall victim to vicious and deadly attacks throughout the night. It becomes chillingly apparent that surviving the cold is the least of their worries and no one, not even Magnus and Will, is above suspicion.

    • Episode 4

      Fata Morgana

      aired: Fri, Oct 17, 2008

      An investigation into a string of bizarre robberies leads Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Will (Robin Dunne) to a crime ring of thieves who seem to be able to slip between the cracks of the law…literally.

    • Episode 3

      Folding Man

      aired: Fri, Oct 10, 2008

      Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), her daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), and new to the Sanctuary, Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) release three women from a mysterious crypt in Scotland, bringing them back to the Sanctuary for refuge. Unbeknownst to the team, and the women themselves, they have extraordinary powers. And their disappearance does not go undetected by a powerful cabal, resolute on reclaiming what it determines is theirs.

    • Episode 2

      Fata Morgana

      aired: Fri, Oct 3, 2008

      Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) is confronted by the sinister John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl) who possesses a powerful force and a baffling knowledge of her mother, Magnus (Amanda Tapping). Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) must decide if he will take a leap of faith and join Magnus in the seemingly inexplicable world of the Sanctuary.

    • Episode 1

      For All

      aired: Fri, Oct 3, 2008

      The enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) recruits an insightful forensic psychiatrist Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) to join her in the quest to track, study and protect the strange, and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 2

      Sanctuary: The Lost Webisodes, Part 2

      aired: Sun, Jul 15, 2007

      The origins of the mysterious mutant boy are revealed, as is the relationship between Magnus and her old flame, John Druitt.

    • Episode 1

      Sanctuary: The Lost Webisodes, Part 1

      aired: Sun, May 13, 2007

      While tracking a young boy with dangerous powers, Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) encounters Will Zimmerman, a psychiatric resident who may have what it takes to become her new protégé.

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