Although dismissed as monstrous figments of our imaginations and the stuff of our childhood nightmares, the world is full of mythical creatures (Vampires, Werewolves etc..) and mutants, the Sanctuary has the spectacular proof that they are indeed real.
Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), a 158 year-old English scientist, and her team of experts run an organisation known as The Sanctuary that seeks out non-human intelligent creatures, known as Abnormals, and tries to help and learn from them.
Magnus tries to protect these things that most people would consider monsters and the Sanctuary serves as a safe haven for these “Abnormals”
However the team also has to find, contain and sometimes destroy the more dangerous ones.
Magnus was a member of a group of experimental scientists known as “The Five”, which included also Nikola Tesla, Nigel Griffin, Dr. James Watson, and John Druitt, who wanted to push the boundaries of their understanding of the physical world through unconventional means.
At some point during their partnership, Magnus acquired a vial of untainted vampire blood and used it in a serum that “The Five” injected into themselves. After the injection, they each developed different gifts; Magnus gained a high level of longevity, Nigel Griffin acquired the power of invisibility, Dr. James Watson’s intellect was tremendously heightened, John Druitt developed the ability to teleport through time and space, and Nikola Tesla undergoes transformation into a vampire, with the additional power of electrical manipulation
Magnus? team at The Sanctuary comprises of forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman and her fearless, sometimes reckless, daughter Ashley.
Will, an insightful psychiatric profiler with a knack for finding the strange and curious, reluctantly joins the team to aid in the study of beings he can hardly believe himself.
Together, Magnus, Will, Ashley and quirky tech-whiz Henry, use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting edge technology to find the creatures that lurk in the corners of our civilization and protect us from those too dangerous to be roaming free.
“The Cabal”, are the team?s enemy, a powerful shadow organization that captures, studies, and experiments on Abnormals in the belief that the Abnormal population is a threat to the human species, is introduced.
The Cabal’s overall plan is to incite humanity against the Abnormals so that they can wipe out the entire Abnormal population and gain a greater amount of power over humanity.
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