Sinbad TV show canceledNetwork: Syfy
Episodes: 12 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: June 8, 2013 — August 3, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Elliot Knight, Dimitri Leonidas, Dougray Scott, Elliot Cowan, Estella Daniels, Junix Inocian, Marama Corlett, Naveen Andrews, Sophie Okonedo, and Timothy Spall.

TV show description:      
This fantasy series follows the adventures of Sinbad, the legendary fictional character.

After Sinbad (Elliot Knight) accidentally kills the son of powerful Lord Akbari (Naveen Andrews), he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra. Thanks to a curse, he’s unable to be on dry land for more than a day so Sinbad travels the world to find a cure.

On board his ship, The Providence, an intriguing band of travelers is thrown together. They include taciturn Norwegian sailor Gunnar, the lithe and agile jewel-thief Rina (Marama Corlett), and haughty and aristocratic Nala (Estella Daniels). Completing the ship’s complement is the odd-ball cook and the cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas).

While Sinbad sails the high seas, he’s unknowingly being hunted by Lord Akbari who’s determined to exact revenge for his son’s death.

Series Finale:     
Episode #12 – Land of the Dead
On their way to the Land of the Dead, flashbacks reveal Taryn’s motive in finding the lost city; to recover her daughter Alehna (Evanna Lynch).

The Providence arrives at the land after being caught by a whirlpool. The crew enter an abandoned underground city, where Sinbad discovers the area is patrolled by gigantic Guardians, one of which latches on to him. Meanwhile, Gunnar realises Tiger’s strange behaviour, and manages to separate her and Taryn. He then finds Sinbad and manages to break the Guardian’s hold on him.

However his consciousness is trapped in a limbo-like state, where he encounters his crew mates who have no recollection of him, even Jamil. Taryn manages to send him back to life. She reveals that Sinbad is both alive and dead in the Land, and is the only person who can make his way to the city. The crew find Jamil, and they go into hiding until the Guardians calm down.

Taryn also finds Alehna in a library, who reveals that Sinbad previously went to the land as an infant before his father freed him. As hounds surround the library, Anwar finds a hidden exit. However, to ensure the group’s escape, Jamil sacrifices himself to a Guardian.

At the group feast, Anwar convinces Sinbad to continue. As he says goodbye to his brother, it is revealed that Alehna is possessed by some form of darkness.
First aired: August 3, 2013.
(Note: the show had already been cancelled by Sky before it started on Syfy.)


What do you think? Do you like the Sinbad TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. rivercrock says

    I had to work on the nights this premiered so I am just now seeing it. I love it I’m only here looking for a second season…. Dang Dang Dang.
    Bring it and lost girl back, I know its too late for firefly.

    Love the syfy channel.


  2. Susanne says

    Sinbad was a great show, a show the whole family could watch. It’s to bad Syfy didn’t give the show more of a chance. It would be nice if the story would continue instead of leaving it off the way the producers did. I’m sure not just myself but everyone else would like to know what happened after the last episode (The Land Of The Dead). There’s enough garbage shows and sex and violence show out that we really don’t need. I hope that your network can work something out, it would be great to have Sinbad back on the air.

  3. Bron says

    Loved the series and want more!!! Bring it back, bought series 1 and will buy series 2, 3, 4…just a brilliant show, fantastic actors, costumes and settings.

  4. Francis Scala says

    Awesome show and should be brought back! Characters and acting are GREAT and storylines are fantastic. Besides which, Elliot Knight is a pleasure to watch and gives a genuine uniqueness to this character. Brooklyn NYC loves Sinbad! Bring it back NOW!

  5. sandra carlson says

    i do say Jake s right on why did it have to stop it was the best sinbad that i have seen sense the first one in the 70’s

  6. sandra carlson says

    it is a very good series no it should have been renewed we just loved it was very unhappy that we will not be able to see more we give it 5 stars it’s that good

  7. Jake says

    Just finished watch this show and can not figure out why anyone would want to cancel it!!!!!! bring it back!!! the actors where great. the plot was good. that’s a rare combo. and the sinbad story has such potential. please bring it back. i want to find out whats up with the witch’s daughter!

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