Sky1′s ‘Sinbad’ Cancelled After One Season

By Patrick Munn - February 27th, 2013 @ 02:19 pm UTC
Category: News / UK News

Sky1 has cancelled fantasy series Sinbad after airing only one season of the series, TVWise has confirmed.

The news, which was first reported by Cultbox, comes as Syfy is preparing to launch the series in the United States. Sources tell TVWise that Impossibe Pictures had been hopeful of landing a second season order for Sinbad, especially since international distributor BBC Worldwide has sold the series to numerous international broadcasters. I’m told that Impossible Pictures had set a team of writers to come up with ideas for a potential second season and that those were pitched to Sky, however, executives at the channel felt that the series had run its course.

Sinbad followed the adventures of the eponymous character, who is 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. Sinbad finds himself cast out to sea on The Providence, a ship filled with a range of intriguing characters. After surviving a violent and magical storm, both Sinbad and his fellow shipmates are forced to band together to face their inner demons, hopes, loves and fears. Sinbad must embark on an epic and emotional quest to rid himself of the curse and embrace his destiny. The drama series stars newcomer Elliot Knight, Naveen Andrews (Lost), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies, Harry Potter), Dame Janet Suzman, Elliot Cowan (Marchlands), Marama Corlett (The Devil’s Double), Estella Daniels (Thorne), Junix Inocian (The 51st State) and Dimitri Leonidas (Grange Hill).

In a statement confirming that Sinbad would not be returning, Sky1 said: “As a broad, family entertainment channel, Sinbad was the perfect drama to showcase Sky1’s ambitions for long-running, blockbuster series. We were thrilled with the cast and the production team at Impossible, however, we feel that Sinbad’s story has now been told.”

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.


Comments (23)

March 3, 2013
Susan Middleton

I said that once about a series. How can they make a show about Killing Vampires last more then 1 season?
7 seasons later, a successful spinoff show, and it has to be acknowledged the inspiration for many successful long running series, I discovered how shortsighted I actully was.
You are making the same mistake!


May 14, 2013
chadwick star

Oh dear god, i was really looking forward to watching series two! i cant see how they can just end a show like this- when there so many stories in one! i know so many people who wanted to watch this as well!
They cant just stop it at series one that’s not even giving the show a chance!


May 28, 2013
noname

ran it’s course? with the ending they gave to us last season, and with syfy wanting to pick it up? with sounds fishy, such a good show, such a shame!


June 10, 2013
kt88

Just premiered in the US episode 1 and I’m interested in watching the rest of the season. If this is the story of Sinbad’s beginning then there are numerous stories to be told leading into his future. At least let it run for another season before scrapping it.


June 15, 2013
Andy

WHATTTTT…….. How can they cancel such a good family show .. So OK it wasn’t the best show ever but it was nice to sit down and get lost in a bit of fantasy..
Yet another show that goes under without knowing the ending …. They need to bring in some kind of law against this and fine these companies that do it . Take prison break as a great example


July 1, 2013
Jane Quigley

Run its course???? where is your imagination? why cant we see the voyages of Sinbad and open new stories we were looking forward to it!! so much scope here and it was something for the youth generation!! come on guys…..really!!


July 7, 2013
sam camel

Sinbad needs to come back again..now I don’t know who is in charge in Hollywood but make it happen


August 2, 2013
Will Coleman

They can’t do that!! At the end of series one they left giving hints to a second series and a lot of people liked the show and I may who were looking forward to a next series. Sky need to change their mind and get a grip on what people want. “Ran it’s course”. “Told his story”. What are they on about.
An absolute disappointment.


August 4, 2013
Damon Brown

I thought it was only network television that shafted its viewers. I am so disgusted.


August 4, 2013
April

I am soo mad that this show is not continuing for another season. in my opinion Sinbad hasn’t really finished telling his because at the end of season 1 it left off as a cliffhanger, telling the viewers that it will be a season 2. Also Elliot Knight is soooo sexy and it is a shame that i am not going to be able to watch him on t.v. again playing as Sinbad=(


August 5, 2013
Susan Hamer

Do you know what a BUFFOON is?????? There seems to be a bunch of those making decsions to cancel a really good show like this. DIP!!!!!


August 7, 2013
niki

my family really enjoyed the show. such a shame!!! If you guys really want to change it use change.org. if it gets enough support, they will listen. i just want to at least see the rest of the season!!


August 14, 2013
MisterE

if you know anything about Sinbad, then you should know that his story isnt done being told. His character in all the other Sinbad movies and other movies hes’s apart of, has always had endless story’s about his voyages that others thought he was full of it, and would tell story after story. So how can his story all be told?


August 19, 2013
Gareth

I can’t describe how annoyed I am about this! Season 1 was great, I find it completely rediculous how all the really good shows get cancelled and all the meaningless, crap, uninteresting and most of all unwatchable shows get aired and carried on why suggest a season 2 only to back out last minute… If its a success 1st time around why wouldn’t you carry it on? Just stupid. Come on sinbad season 2!


August 20, 2013
Frank DePauw

I watched every episode, and was eagerly awaiting the next episode, when–WHAM, left in the air without finding out what happens . M*A*S*H, lasted two years longer than the Korean War did, because it was interesting! I find that Sinbad was a great story, with great potential for future episodes. I was glued to my TV on Saturday, and just found out that it was not going to be on the next two weeks. Upon checking why, found out that some big-wig decided to cancel it! Bad move! Hollywood should hang it’s head in shame!
Back in “the day”, there were “the Seven Voyages of Sinbad”, and I was looking forward to a few more of the new Sinbad, but I guess I’m just going to have to find another channel to watch, one that doesn’t “give up” on a great show after one season! Shame on you!!


September 12, 2013
shar

I agree that there should be a season 2 of sinbad at least how can they end it with a girl looking at sinbad with black eyes you know there’s a story there it’s misleading and rubbish they should defo bring this back was gutted to find out that was it after one season :-(


September 30, 2013
Lyn

I was shocked to hear there isn’t going to be a second series there were so many adventures left to show absolutely gutted.


October 20, 2013
So sad about this

Really sad to see sinbad not returning for second season, me and my younger bro watched every episode and loved it

and then merlin ended two I thought there wasn’t going to be any mythlike fantasy on

thankfully the Beeb have created Atlantis by same people as Merlin, so far so good, still would have liked to see more sinbad and more merlin, especially as sinbad ended on cliff hanger


November 12, 2013
Babas

This is very upsetting to me, I actually thought Sinbad was better then defiance. I really got connected to almost all the characters,.


November 29, 2013
Brett Bowers

*Spoilers*

But the little girl they had brought aboard onto their ship was not the little girl but in fact a demon of some kind as we was told, the land of the dead would stop at nothing to reclaim Sinbad,

although Tiger told us whilst the woman was inside her head she saw no intentions to cause the group harm, and she really did just want to bring her daughter back, so this must be unknowing to even the mother?

They need to go back into the land of the dead and find Sinbads brother, who will still be there suffering an eternity at the hands of that beast still, trapped inside his own mind, and the woman’s real daughter,

this is all speculation of course, But i need to watch season 2 to find out what happens with the group,

the gods got involved with sinbad, because he was on a great quest? well getting the little girls daughter back was not this “great quest” if they have even managed that, it could just be something corrupting the little girls mind even though it is the little girl? so what was it that the gods had intentions for him and his crew to accomplish?

So many unanswered questions!!

I’m not happy and want to watch season 2 to find out!


January 19, 2014
Annmarie

Sky 1 showing re-runs of sinbad season 1 when they should be showing a season 2 come on sky


February 9, 2014
Allicia

Again sky cancel another good show, why air one episode and not continue with the remaining ones. They did this with teen wolf, biggest joke ever. Think I may cancel my sky subscription, let downs.


April 5, 2014
Mister T

Have Sky ever heard of the term ‘blue sky thinking’? Obviously not!
Sinbad is a character that has been talked about for centuries and to axe the show after one series is a bit shortsighted. It’s a shame that in this day and age, so called leaders in the world of entertainment are so narrow minded. I am sure the US will make a go of this and shame Sky into realising they should stop looking into the mouths of gift horses. Long live Sinbad