The Mill, working with Impossible Pictures and Sky 1 HD has reinvented the iconic Arabian Knights tales and brought the stories of Sinbad into the 21st century.
Within the role of Sinbad is newcomer Elliot Knight, 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 (Janet Suzman), and embrace his new destiny.
Will Cohen, Mill TV and Film’s Managing Director explains “If Computer Generated Imagery is a tool for story tellers to use when something cannot be shot in camera then Sky/Impossible Pictures new series, ‘Sinbad’ provided ample opportunity for The Mill TV and Film to collaborate with them by creating FX, environments and creatures with an elemental tone to bring scale, scope and drama to their exciting new fantasy series. It has been a great show to work on bringing film quality VFX to the small screen”.
The series is an Impossible Pictures production for Sky and BBC Worldwide produced with the assistance of Nine Network Australia. Sinbad airs on Sunday evenings at 8pm on Sky 1 HD.