Two new Syfy series make their debut Saturday, June 8 – “Sinbad” airs at 8 p.m. and “Primeval: New World” follows at 9 p.m.
Details on the shows, provided by Syfy, are as follows:
The 12-episode series follows the epic sea journey of the flawed hero Sinbad, played by newcomer Elliot Knight, who embarks on a quest to rid himself of a curse and embrace his destiny, as he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra. On board The Providence, an intriguing band of travelers is thrown together, including taciturn Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan/Marchlands), agile jewel-thief Rina (Marama Corlett/The Devil’s Double), and haughty and aristocratic Nala (Estella Daniels/Thorne). Completing the ship’s complement is the odd-ball cook (Junix Inocian/The 51st State) and the cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas/Grange Hill). Sinbad is a British Sky Broadcasting presentation of An Impossible Pictures Production. Producer is Grainne Marmion. Executive producers are Tim Haines, Sophie Gardiner and Andrew Woodhead. The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide.
“PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD”:
The 13-episode series stars Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Danny Rahim (EastEnders) as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events, while battling both prehistoric ad futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series “Sanctuary” will direct several episodes.
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