Sci Fi Channel has signed on for a 13-episode season of the new science fiction drama Sanctuary. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stargate SG-1 writer-producer Damian Kindler, star Amanda Tapping and producer-director Martin Wood will executive produce the series with Sam Egan.

Amanda Tapping will star as Dr. Helen Magnus who is on a quest with her young protege, Will Zimmerman, to track down, aid and protect strange creatures that walk the earth. Sanctuary will be the first television series to use live-action actors against virtual sets in the style of the feature 300.

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The series will air on the Sci Fi Channel later this year.