Amazing how just recently we've been looking at a whack-ton of pilots in the works, and more news of new series as just a few short days later we hear about a Sinbad series from BBC Worldwide, which will air in Fall 2012 here in Canada on Space. It's going to be a contemporary take on the original hero in a fantasy-drama setting.
Show description from the media release:
"On the run from his home town of Basra and under a curse for a killing that led to the death of his much-loved brother, the streetwise Sinbad finds himself cast out to sea. Surviving a violent and magical storm, both Sinbad and his intriguing fellow ship-mates are forced to band together to face their inner demons, hopes, loves and fears. The flawed hero embarks on an epic and emotional quest to rid himself of the curse and embrace his destiny.
Newcomer Elliot Knight leads the cast of this fantastical adventure in the title role. Knight is joined by a host of well-known faces, including Naveen Andrews (LOST) as Sinbad’s nemesis, Lord Akbari as well as appearances by Sophie Okonedo (DOCTOR WHO) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2)."
Sinbad is a heroes I don't know too much about the stories, even though I love sword & sandals tales somehow I never ended up seeing any of the film. Perhaps now is the perfect time for the stories to be revved up and take the spotlight. I'm very keen on the cast, it will be great to see Naveen Andrews (Sayid from Lost) and Timothy Spall, plus lots of new faces (see more details on the films IMDb Page).
What say you? Are you as excited about Sinbad as I?