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Amanda Tapping Reveals 'Sanctuary' Season 3

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jun 22nd 2010 5:08PM
One of Syfy's top-rated series, 'Sanctuary' released its season 2 DVD recently and this fall, the third season will expand to 20 episodes. That's good news for fans of the Amanda Tapping show. TV Squad got the scoop from the actress about what's coming up for this intense adventure series.

"We survive the tidal wave, which is good," revealed Tapping of the cliffhanger ending season 2. "Because we have a 20-episode pickup, we have the luxury of doing really big story arcs this year, which is very exciting. So we have two major threads that we're pursuing throughout this season: one dealing with Helen's past a bit more, and one that is something that's much bigger than Big Bertha," the ginormous sea spider that plays a pivotal role in the season 2 finale.

Given that the third season will be nearly 50 percent longer than the first two, there undoubtedly will be some concerns for the cast and crew to deliver the goods and keep up the pace. "It puts more pressure on, but in some ways it's a luxury because I felt like last season was a bit too much of an anthology," admitted Tapping. "Not all of the episodes connected. I think this year because we know we have that time, it's a lot more pressure, but it's also bit more of a luxury for us. That's how I'm choosing to look at it. Ask me in 10 months."

Perhaps one way to keep costs down and keep the stories rolling along would be to do more standalone episodes with protagonists Helen Magnus and Will Zimmerman, such as the deep sea submarine thriller in season 1 ('Requiem') and the vampire squid adventure ('Next Tuesday') in season 2. "We like to do those shows because it saves a bit of time, although it never saves money like it's supposed to," Tapping noted. "I hope we do at least one this season because it's just nice to reconnect those characters. But I don't think we'll do very many."

And for those who wonder if Helen and Will might ever develop romantic chemistry and a potential love triangle with John Druitt, don't hold your breath. "It would just be weird," Tapping said. "In part because Helen rescued Will when he was a child. I just think it would be too weird. We'll just leave it at that."

As one of the show's producers, Tapping would like to explore more of the 'Sanctuary' backstory, so fans can expect that next season as well. "I'd like to see a bit more of Helen's history and the history of The Five, what shaped the Sanctuary network," she said. "We are going to be doing that this [coming] year. We're going to do a few historical episodes."

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Dirtnap

Well, in my own opinion, Ashley was critical to the show, and I think she should come back.

November 15 2010 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mimosa.tree72@gmail.com

Does anyone know for sure when Sanctuary returns this fall?

August 04 2010 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Linda

Season 3 is set to premier Friday, October 15, 2010 in its original 10pm timeslot.

October 07 2010 at 5:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anjelt27

Can anyone tell me when they are going to reveal what happened to her daughter nothing more was said about her after season 1 is she completely off the show?

June 26 2010 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Krystle

They wrap up what happened to Ashley in the Season 2 episode Eulogy. Their sticking to the story that she died.

June 29 2010 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gina

I must have missed an episode. When did Helen rescue Will? What episode did that happen in? Help!!!

June 23 2010 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brian

Depending on when you started to watch. With in the first 2 "TV" episodes. In a flash back. Helen helped hide and calm Will as a child the night his mother was killed.

June 23 2010 at 6:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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