The Sword and the Scimitar
In an epic battle between East and West, the Knights of St John must withstand the might of the Ottoman Empire. Amid the power struggle of empires and faiths, two young children embark on different adventures that will ultimately decide its outcome.
Maltese siblings Nico and Maria are suddenly wrenched apart when young Nico is abducted by Moorish slavers. An unforeseen happinstance leads him to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
His sister, Maria, stranded alone in Malta, joins a group of Jewish people hiding amid the rocks in fear of persecution from the Knights of Malta and their Christian laws.
French aristocrat Christien De Vries yearns to prove himself as a surgeon in the Order of St John, to which he was pledged as an infant but joined only as a result of a life-altering oath.
GENRE: Entertainment/Social Media Drama
FORMAT: 12x1 Hour TV series
When Conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Christian alliance, resulting in the Siege of Malta, Maria, Nico and Christien will be forced together in a sequence of events that may decide the victor.
A sweeping historical epic set against the backdrop of the desperate conflict between Christian Europe and the Islamic Ottoman Empire, The Sword and the Scimitar is adapted from the Amazon Bestselling book by David Ball.
The series is an action packed epic story of courage amid adversity, filled with some of the most infamous villains and heroes from history.