Cursed by his grandmother (Janet Suzman) for the death of his brother and hunted by the terrible Lord Akbari (Naveen Andrews) for accidentally killing his son, Sinbad (Elliot Knight) finds himself cast adrift at sea, no longer able to remain on land for longer than a single day, lest he wishes to be killed by the amulet strapped around his neck. Desperate to break the curse yet doomed to a life at sea, Sinbad boards “The Providence” and meets a rag-tag group of adventurers, including experienced sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), Nala (Estella Daniels) the wealthy aristocrat, the ship’s Cook (Junix Inocian), the resident doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas) and a wily thief named Rina (Marama Corlett). Together, they will discover what wonders the open ocean has to offer in pursuit of adventure, survival and freedom. John Richards once again worked alongside director Brian Grant (Doctor Who, Our Girl) in Dublin as an editor on three episodes of the Sky One action/adventure series.
SINBAD. Hero or Villain? 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 (Elliot Knight), finds himself cast out to sea.
On board “The Providence” an intriguing band of travellers are thrown together, including taciturn Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan – Marchlands), the lithe and agile jewel-thief Rina (MaramaCorlett – The Devil’s Double), and haughty and aristocratic Nala (Estella Daniels – Thorne). Completing the ship’s complement is the Cook (Junix Inocian– The 51st State), an odd-ball and eccentric character and the ship’s cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas – Grange Hill).
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. Our flawed hero embarks on an epic and emotional quest to rid himself of the curse and embrace his destiny. When mystical meets muscle anything can happen….
Leading the cast of this high-octane adventure as SINBAD is newcomer Elliot Knight, 20, who graduates from drama school this summer 2011. Alongside Knight, will be a host of well-known faces, including LOST’s Naveen Andrews as Sinbad’s nemesis, Lord Akbari, who will stop at nothing to destroy the young hero. Also guest starring in the series are Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) whoRazia, Queen of the Water-Thieves, and Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies, Harry Potter) as Anicetus, The Old Man of the Sea.
John is currently in Dublin, editing the second block of SINBAD. Working once again, with directed by Brian Grant. Brian is a legendary ’80’s pop video director with over 200 videos to his name as well as directing drama’s including Doctor Who, Hex, As if and Clocking Off.
SINBAD is produced by Impossible Pictures for Sky.
Sinbad – Episode Six – The Siren
Rescued from the grip of a sea monster, Sinbad (Elliot Knight) awakens in the company of Roisin (Georgia King), a beautiful yet mystifying woman whom Sinbad quickly finds himself enamoured with. However, as their connection grows stronger, Sinbad’s memories grow...
Sinbad – Episode Five – Hunted
Trapped in the crosshairs of a group of vengeful mercenaries known as the Khaima, Sinbad (Elliot Knight) learns more about Gunnar’s (Elliot Cowan) Viking past as the consequences of it come back to haunt him. However, Gunnar isn’t the only one being hunted as Sinbad...
Sinbad – Episode Three – House of Games
With The Providence lost in a failed bet, Sinbad (Elliot Knight) is forced to tell his crewmates the truth about his curse and hope that they will help him win the ship back before time runs out. But gamblers and mystical house-owners prove it to be an almost...