An epic fantasy that stars newcomer Elliot Knight in the title role, alongside Naveen Andrews (Lost), Orla Brady (Mistresses. Strike Back), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies, Harry Potter).

The 12-part series opens with Sinbad banished from his homeland of Basra and cast out to sea on The Providence following the death of his much-loved brother. Now Sinbad must embark on an epic quest to rid himself of the curse placed on him by his own grandmother Safia (Janet Suzman), and embrace his new destiny.

On board Providence, an intriguing band of travelers are thrown together, including taciturn Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), lithe jewel thief Rina (Marama Corlett), and haughty Nala (Estella Daniels). Completing the ship's complement are the eccentric Cook (Junix Inocian), and the ship's cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas). (Source: Sky One)

Episode Info

Prev: 1x12 -- Land of the Dead (Sep/23/2012)

Sinbad travels to the Land of the Dead and is reunited with his older brother Jamil. However, he soon discovers that someone else is responsible for his arrival there... and now they want his help.

Available Episodes

Land of the Dead
Sep 23, 2012
Season 1 episode 12

Fiend or Friend?
Sep 16, 2012
Season 1 episode 11

For Whom the Egg Sha..
Sep 09, 2012
Season 1 episode 10

Eye of the Tiger
Sep 02, 2012
Season 1 episode 9

Aug 26, 2012
Season 1 episode 8

Aug 19, 2012
Season 1 episode 7

The Siren
Aug 12, 2012
Season 1 episode 6

Elliot KnightElliot Knight
As Sinbad
Elliot CowanElliot Cowan
As Gunnar Halfdanarson
Junix InocianJunix Inocian
As Cook
Shane LeonidasShane Leonidas
As Anwar Shavani (as Dimitri Leonidas)
Naveen AndrewsNaveen Andrews
As Akbari
Orla BradyOrla Brady
As Taryn
Yigal NaorYigal Naor
As Emir (as Igal Naor)

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1x12: Land of the Dead recap: In Basra in the past, a desperate Taryn tries to buy medicine for her sick daughter Alehna. The doctor warns that medicine is expensive and he doesn't come cheap. He tells Taryn that it wouldn't be fair to help her for free because others would demand the same. Taryn then goes to Alehna and promises that she'll find her help... read more.

1x11: Fiend or Friend? recap: Night on the island of Malta, and a man runs away carrying a bundle. He trips while looking nervously behind him, dropping the papers inside of the bundle. Some of them blow away and he picks up what he can. As the man gets up and looks around, something lunges at him from out of the darkness and drags him away... read more.

1x10: For Whom the Egg Shatters recap: Sinbad and Tiger goes ashore and meets with the Professor. They haggle over the price to ship her cargo via the Providence but the Professor eventually pays the new price. She tells them that she will expect a premium carriage service and goes to prepare. As Sinbad and Tiger leave, the Professor asks if there are any restrictions on luggage. Sinbad says that if it's larger than the ship then it will have to float, and the Professor says it doesn't. She then opens a door revealing a large egg, 10' tall and resting in a pool of water... read more.

1x9: Eye of the Tiger recap: A robed figure, Azdi, walks down an ancient tunnel and kneels before an altar. A Stone rests upon the altar and Azdi addresses it, saying that it's been a year since it last granted him a vision. He thanks it for its gift of the future and then grasps it, and sees a future where Sinbad stands over him with a bloody knife. Azdi releases the Stone in shock and goes back to the temple. His son Riff asks what future he saw and Azdi tells him that he has seen the face of the man who will kill him... read more.

1x8: Kuji recap: The crew is sleeping aboard ship when Anwar wakes up from a nightmare. Gunnar complains that he was talking in his sleep again and to go back to his cabin. As Anwar staggers to his cabin, explaining that it's a special day, Gunnar dozes off. On deck, Sinbad is standing watch and Anwar tells him that he had a nightmare. When Sinbad asks if he's having nightmares about Rina, Anwar admits that the story Rina told about him saving her life might have contained a few exaggerations. Sinbad tells his friend that he doesn't have bad dreams and Anwar starts to talk about Basra, but Sinbad spots an island ahead with wrecks upon the shore. He figures that it's the treasure they've been looking for... read more.
Recurring Guests

Robert Gilbert as Tazeem (4 eps)
Devon Anderson as Jamil (2 eps)
George Harris (1) as Zalelew (2 eps)
Myriam Acharki as Zahira (2 eps)
Paul Portelli as Bookmaker (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Fantasy
Status: Ended
Network: sky 1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 07:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 08, 2012
Ended: September 23, 2012
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