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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.

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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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Missy2 August 5, 2013 at 2:27 am

Hope there is a way to bring back Sinbad!! It was entertaining, fun , and full of adventure, and Elliot Knight is certainly an up and coming actor to watch for!! I agree that it seems like more and more shows that are not “reality shows” are dropping so soon after airing. Television execs need to take note that not everyone wants to watch brainless programing. Hope Sinbad series is reconsidered for a come back!! Give it a 2nd chance before you loose your audience all together!!!


Peter August 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I thought it was a great show, and looked forward to it once the MERLIN series ended.
I thought the series was well made, and am realy disappointed that the series has been cancelled……wtf?


Donnie August 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Slow start but now it really has me hooked. Definitely deserves a second season. Can’t believe another great show is going away.


Rolando August 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

What is the use of those real illite shows if the good science fiction disappear. SiFy is one of my favorite channels but now they are taking away the good programs like Simbad and Eueka. Perhaps I need to look for Science fiction at another Chanel and boycot the products announced at the reality shows.


edna August 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm

i was shocked to hear it was cancelled what the hell sometimes you want to see something that is not a reality show.


RIP Good TV August 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Awesome show, wonderful casting, and most of all fun! – a throw back to the Hercules and Xena shows from the 90’s (both shows with 100+ episodes). I agree with the other posts- there are way too many shows that involve people “acting for the camera” and being pushed off on us as “reality tv.” Syfy is moving away from its core viewers- if I wanted reality tv I would watch VH1, MTV or pretty much any other channel! Bring back Sinbad and get back to the business of science fiction and fantasy!!


Sandra August 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

I am sick of networks especially syfy cancelling great shows. Eureka, warehouse 13, now sinbad. I guess some stupid reality show will take its place. Whoever canceled sinbad is a dumbass.


Mythel August 4, 2013 at 1:31 am

Wow! What a cliff-hanger! Really, SyFy? You can’t drop it now. The adventure’s only just beginning!


Upset August 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm

We really enjoyed this show. So sorry it is being cancelled! What is going on with the syfy channel? And I am so sick of all these reality shows. They are overtaking all the stations. I just can’t believe people watch that crap.


Anonymous August 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

This is bull, you guys in the corporate sector always do the loyal like this, one of syfys best product’s and its gone, stargate gone, warehouse 13 gone, maybe I shouldn’t even watch that channel anymore!!!!!


Rea August 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

We are stunned & disappointed to learn that both Sinbad & Primeval are ending tonight. It seems to be a truism in TV that the best shows inevitably get cancelled, while some of the worst, most inane & banal media tripe refuses to die, no matter how much we suffer. Please break this awful curse & save these wonderful shows, for the good of us all!! : )


Puzzled August 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I’m so sick and tired of the SyFy Network bringing on shows and just as you get to like them and put them in you TV watching lineup, they cancel them. Sinbad is a good show. It has adventure, fantasy and fun. All the makings of a good show. Why not cancel WWF or some of those other totally ridiculous shows!


not from india August 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Perhaps, Sinbad should go to another network such as ABC. The show seems to fit in the same category with Once Upon a Time and Once Upon Time in Wonderland ( I’m not sure if that’s the correct title but you have the idea). Otherwise, there’s plenty of network to choose from.


CHUCK August 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I think that SyFy maybe owned ABC


Franny August 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

What do we need to do to bring this show back. It was one of a few shows that the entire family could watch together. Please let us know what we can do. My 12 year old daughter loved the show and we will truly miss it.


janaration August 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Another good show bites the dust. Sadly, This is a reflection of the world we live in. I bet “blackout” get’s renewed. SMH


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