Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sinbad - Season 1 Character Profiles/Spoilers

And it's less than a month away for transmission (actually a fortnight away), here are some more character details about Sky1's take on Sinbad ...

Sinbad (Elliot Knight): Charismatic and reckless, we first meet him living in Basra with brother Jamil working scams to put food on the table but a tragic turn of events sees him banished to the seas with that funky necklace of his being somewhat responsible for it.

Lord Akbari (Naveen Andrews): Youngest brother of the ruler of Basra, Akbari becomes consumed with revenge when his youngest son is killed and soon enough, both him and Sinbad come into conflict with each other too. Akbari also has a dependant relationship with Taryn, which she uses to her advantage.

Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas): The Providence's doctor and clumsy young man with an optimistic look on life, due to his more sheltered upbringing. Described as being more of an open book as well compared to the rest of the characters.

Rina (Marama Corlett): A secretive and feral thief who puts her own self preservation and safety above everyone else's as the show progresses. She connects with one of the gang as the series progresses as well. I bet I can guess who.

Gunnar (Elliot Cowan): Described as a strong and sexy crewmember of the Providence (the ship Sinbad has), he's also older than our leading man too and also someone who tries to avoid conflict as well as using humour to disguise his past. One of the most promising characters as well.

Nala (Estella Daniels): Beautiful and intelligent daughter of an African diplomat,  both her and her father board the Providence, running away from their past.

Tiger (Tuppence Middleton): A bounty hunter, rumoured to be raised by Tigers of all things or at least that is what she would like people to believe. The true circumstances behind her childhood are a lot more complicated.

Taryn (Orla Brady): A powerful mage with a deadly relationship with Akbari, Taryn is one of the most dangerous characters in the series as her obsession with raising her daughter from the dead is her motivation for abusing magic.

Emir (Igar Naor): A childless guardian of Basra and well loved by the people, he is both distrustful of magic (preferring science) and Taryn in equal measure. His brother also happens to be Akbari.

Razia (Sophie Okonedo): A warrior queen ruling a water tribe that currently reside in the ruins of Sindh. She also keeps a carnivorous roc as a pet and will not eat until her tribe have done so. She has a strict moral code.

Anicetus (Timothy Spall): A mysterious old man that both Sinbad and Rina encounter in the series and he'll have something of an effect on the crew.

Jamil (Devon Anderson): Sinbad's older brother who is a worrier and mistrustful compared to his more reckless sibling.

I've got to admit that this is shaping up to be rather impressive looking. I'm not sure if I'll review episode by episode or leave it for my TV jumble thing but either way, I will be watching this series when it starts up, that is a guarantee. What does everyone else think of this? Worth giving a go?

Character Profiles:
Season 1 Trailer:

Sinbad airs on Sky1, Sundays at 7pm from July 8th.


Damaduende said...

Now I HAVE to watch this.
Thank you for bringing it up, I didn´t know it was on.

shawnlunn2002 said...

You're welcome. Hope it's a goodie myself.