First Look: Syfy Releases ‘Sinbad’ and ‘Primeval: New World’ Teasers

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Syfy has released teasers for their two latest imported series, Sinbad and Primeval: New World (both embedded below). The fantastical series are set to debut this June, and the teasers make it clear Syfy is aiming for our summertime viewing sweet spots: there are dinosaurs, sexy swordfights and Lost‘s Naveen Andrews, who we can all agree has been away from our television screens for way too long.

Sinbad stars Elliot Knight as the titular hero, who is cursed after accidentally killing the son of Lord Akbari (Andrews). The curse won’t allow him to stay on land for more than a day, so he is forced to travel the world via a ship called The Providence while he searches for a cure. Along for the ride are his shipmates Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), jewel-thief Rina (Marama Corlett), aristocrat Nala (Estella Daniels), Cook (Junix Inocian) and the ship’s doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas).

Primeval: New World is a Canadian spin-off of the successful British series Primeval which ran for five seasons on ITV. Like the original, Primeval: New World focuses on a team of scientists who are tasked with tracking down dinosaurs and other predators that are entering the modern day through time anomalies; the only difference is this time it’s the streets of Vancouver that are in danger instead of Great Britain’s.

Will you be watching Sinbad or Primeval: New World this summer?

Sinbad premieres Saturday, June 8th at 9/8c on Syfy, while Primeval: A New World is set to follow at 10/9c.