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‘Sinbad’ axed after one series


Sky1 has axed its action-adventure drama, ‘Sinbad‘ after one series.

The series aired in July with a 12-episode run and starred Elliot Knight as the titular character with a supporting cast including, Lost‘s Naveen Andrews and Fringe star, Orla Brady. Sophie Okonedo, and Timothy Spall also made guest appearances.

In a statement Sky said: “As a broad, family entertainment channel, Sinbad was the perfect drama to showcase Sky1’s ambitions for long-running, blockbuster series,” Sky said in a statement.

“We were thrilled with the cast and the production team at Impossible, however, we feel that Sinbad’s story has now been told.”

Adding: “We’re in development on a number of exciting new projects and look forward to sharing more news with our customers very soon.”

Although the series received a poor UK reception, Sinbad was picked up for US network Syfy for transmission in September.