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Premiere October 24, 2004
Finale May 25, 2008
Creator Christina Jennings
Network/Provider The Movie Network
Movie Central
Style 60-minute medical mystery drama
Company Shaftesbury Films
Seasons 4
Episodes 52
Origin Canada

ReGenesis is a drama set in the near future when bioterrorism has become a reality. The series follows the staff of NorBAC (North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission), which was formed to investigate questionable advances in biotechnology, as they deal with biotech related crisises that seem all too real. NorBAC is based in Toronto but the staff travels all over the world to conduct their work.

Unlike most science fiction shows ReGenesis tries to keep the science as realistic as possible and doesn't twist the science to suit the story. They try to make the advancements shown be next logical step from current advancements. The show's science advisors are a much greater part of the production team than on most medical shows (they even get opening title sequence billing) and many of the storylines are built around their ideas. The writers pay extra close attention to the integrity of the terminology in the scripts and the production team makes sure that depictions of scientific processes are as accurate as possible. The Ontario Genomics Institute prepares a fact sheet for each episode describing what is science fact and what is science fiction and how far off that fiction is from reality.

ReGenesis aired in Canada first on The Movie Network and Movie Central, then later on Showcase. As of the start of the Fall 2007 season it also airs in the US in first-run syndication through Program Partners. It is the first complete series to be offered in high definition for first-run weekly syndication in the US.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast 1 2 3 4
Peter Outerbridge David Sandström * * * *
Greg Bryk Weston Field * * * *
Dmitry Chepovetsky Bob Melnikov * * * *
Conrad Pla Carlos Serrano * * * *
Mayko Nguyen Mayko Tran * * * *
Sarah Strange Jill Langston * * o
Maxim Roy Caroline Morrison * *
Ellen Page Lilith Sandström *
Mishu Vellani Hira Khan *
Wendy Crewson Rachel Woods * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4
Maurice Dean Wint Connor McGuinn * *
Mark Rendall Mick Sloane *
Rosemary Dunsmore Congresswoman Shuler *
Vincent Walsh Colin Digby *
Marc Strange Toumas Sandström * *
Michael Seater Owen * *
Darren Boyd Simon Jessop *
Geraint Wyn Davies Carleton Riddlemeyer * *
Leah Pinsent Ann Turnbull *
Rosa Laborde Nina Corba *
Karen LeBlanc Enuka Okimbo *


Season  Premiere Finale #
The Movie Network
Season One October 24, 2004 January 23, 2005 13
Season Two March 19, 2006 June 11, 2006 13
Season Three April 1, 2007 June 17, 2007 13
Season Four March 2, 2008 May 25, 2008 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season One November 11, 2008 purchase 4

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