Sinbad and Primeval: New World: Syfy TV Shows Debut June 8th

Sinbad TV showSyfy has announced that their newest imported TV series, Sinbad and Primeval: New World, will premiere on Saturday, June 8th. There are 12 episodes of Sinbad and 13 installments of Primeval.

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NEW YORK – March 28, 2013 – Building on the success of acquired original series such as Lost Girl and Continuum, Syfy today announced that Sinbad and Primeval: New World will join the prime time schedule beginning Saturday, June 8.

Debuting at 9PM (ET/PT), the 12-episode Sinbad follows the epic sea journey of the flawed hero Sinbad, played by newcomer Elliot Knight, who embarks on a quest to rid himself of a curse and embrace his destiny, as he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra. On board The Providence, an intriguing band of travelers is thrown together, including taciturn Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan/Marchlands), agile jewel-thief Rina (Marama Corlett/The Devil’s Double), and haughty and aristocratic Nala (Estella Daniels/Thorne). Completing the ship’s complement is the odd-ball cook (Junix Inocian/The 51st State) and the cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas/Grange Hill).

Sinbad is a British Sky Broadcasting presentation of An Impossible Pictures Production. Producer is Grainne Marmion. Executive producers are Tim Haines, Sophie Gardiner and Andrew Woodhead. The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Following at 10PM (ET/PT) will be Primeval: New World. The 13-episode series will star Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Danny Rahim (Eastenders) as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events, while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series Sanctuary, is on board to direct several episodes.

Based on the original series from Impossible Pictures, Primeval: New World’s creative team is led by executive producers Martin Wood (Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis) and Gillian Horvath (Sanctuary, Highlander). The spin-off was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Star Trek: Enterprise, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World) and written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume (Charmed, Flash Gordon), Jon Cooksey (The Collector, The Outer Limits), Sarah Dodd (Flashpoint, Arctic Air), Katherine Collins (Endgame), and Judith and Garfield Reeve-Stevens.

Primeval: New World is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment. Executive producers for Ominfilm are Gabriela Schonbach and Michael Chechik. The series is produced and developed in association with Bell Media, German free-to-air broadcaster ProSieben, and UKTV channel Watch, with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund, The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film & Video Production Tax Credit Program, and British Columbia Film. Leading independent studio, Entertainment One, holds the international distribution rights.

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What do you think? Do you plan on watching one or both of these new shows on Syfy?

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  1. Christina says

    Love Sinbad I want another season ppppppppppllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  2. says

    I am looking forward to both of these. Loved BBC’s Primeval and waiting for the new one to air . And I love Naveen Andersson. Loved him on Lost and looking forward to see him again. Sorry it seems these series are gonna be shotlived.

  3. Grandizer says

    I have little interest in Sinbad, but I did like the EARLY seasons of Primeval.
    If they do the show justice, I will watch.
    Is this a pick up where they left off? Or a restart of the series?

    • Becky says

      The Primeval New World show is pretty much it’s own show. With a cameo from Andrew Lee Potts, aka Connor Temple. This show has it’s own storyline. How it is connected to the original show is by the anomalies (no clue if I spelt that right lol). It’s kinda like the first season of the original show, with the team learning what they can and using it to keep people safe while keeping the timeline intact.

  4. MK says

    I’d love it if SyFy picked up more BBC and Canadian shows frankly! The “Beeb” has so many shows that those of us who don’t get BBCA on cable never get to see. SyFy needs to start airing Dr Who again (one season out of date is fine since right now I can’t see it at all) and maybe pick up The Nerdist too.

  5. Tim H. says

    Primeval: New World is a good show. If you enjoyed the original BBC version, you’ll most likely like the Canadian spinoff. But the news of Syfy picking this up is a little confusing. According to the shows wiki page, it was officially cancelled on February 21, 2013. I hope Syfy’s interest will pick it up for a second season.

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