Syfy has closed a deal to acquire Sky1’s action adventure series Sinbad. The deal was made with the series’ international distributor BBC Worldwide. Produced by Impossible Pictures, the company behind Walking With Dinosaurs and Primeval, Sinbad chronicles the famous Middle Eastern sailor’s voyages. The 12-episode first season of the series is expected to premiere on Syfy in April 2013. “When mystical meets muscle, anything can happen in this exciting, action-packed series,” said Syfy’s SVP, programming and original movies Chris Regina, who oversaw the acquisition. “With its strong production values and rich story, Sinbad will be a terrific addition to our primetime lineup.”
Word of the deal first leaked on the British Web site TVWise. Sinbad stars Elliot Knight in the title role, with Lost alum Naveen Andrews co-staring. It joins another international series that is being acquired by Syfy, the Canadian Continuum.