First air date
October 3, 2008
The brilliant Dr. Helen Magnus, who has been pursuing a medical career ever since her childhood in Victorian England, knows a carefully guarded secret: there are unusual beings with extraordinary powers roaming the world, and their care and feeding provides humanity with its best chance to survive on Earth. As head of the Sanctuary Network, Magnus runs a network of safe places for the Abnormals with the help of her loyal staff, which includes her difficult daughter Ashley and the half man/half wolf Henry Foss. When a hazardous situation presents itself, Magnus can also draw on knowledge gained from The Five, a group of brilliant experimenters from the last century, including Nikola Tesla and Dr. James Watson. With the use of untainted vampiric blood, this group acquired their own supernatural abilities, including Magnus' own apparent ability to live forever.