If it’s good enough for Merlin….
Nine has acquired another BBC series, this time a re-imagining of Sinbad, set to air next year.
The big-budget, contemporary set in the 8th Century sees Sinbad as ‘a young man with a flawed nature, a gambling streak and a recklessly decisive energy. Having fled Basra under a sinister curse, the streetwise Sinbad takes to the seas, surviving a violent and magical storm that forces him and his fellow ship-mates to band together.’
It promises mysticism, magic, monsters and high octane action adventure.
The writers for the 13 part series include Jack Lothian (Ashes To Ashes, Shameless) and Neil Biswas (Skins).
Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television said, “The Nine Network is pleased to be part of such a great franchise like Sinbad. We look forward to bringing this modern adaptation of the adventurous classic to Australian audiences in 2012. We’re sure this big budget production will capture the imagination of our viewers and keep the legend of Sinbad alive.”
Julie Dowding, BBC Worldwide Australia’s Sales Director added, “Sinbad will be THE action-adventure series of 2012. We are excited that Australian audiences will be able to share the exploits of Sinbad and his colourful crew week to week with the Nine Network.”
The series will film in Malta.