Syfy Drama 'Sanctuary' to Launch in Syndication Next Year
Tricon Films & Television and PPI Releasing said Monday that they are launching the procedural drama Sanctuary in syndication next year.
The off-net drama, which aired for four seasons on Syfy, will launch in weekly barter syndication in 2013-14.
The show stars Amanda Tapping (Stargate) as Dr. Helen Magnus, the daring leader of a team of investigators who track down, study and protect strange creatures that secretly populate our world.
The series began in early 2007 as an Internet-only offering that drew nearly 4 million viewers and then scored one of the highest-rated series launches in Syfy network history when it premiered in October 2008.
“Sanctuary has been a tremendous success both domestically and worldwide, currently airing in over 150 countries,” said Jon Rutherford, senior vp distribution and business eevelopment at Tricon.
“It has an incredible track record, and a veteran production team that has had a golden touch in syndication,” added Josh Raphaelson, founder of PPI alongside Ritch Colbert and Dave Hutchinson.