The SCI FI Channel has ordered a full 13-episode season of the new original, scripted drama series "Sanctuary." The program is the first television series using live-action actors against mostly virtual sets and makes the leap to television from the Internet where it began as the World's first high-definition sci-fi Web series.

In the one-hour drama, Amanda Tapping (Stargate's Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) stars as the enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus who, along with her young protg, Will Zimmerman, played by Robin Dunne, are on a quest to track down, aid and protect all manner of strange creatures that walk the earth. The show's sets are 90 percent CGI and are shot in the same cutting-edge style as the feature films 300 and Sin City.