Go-to big-time comic book screenwriter David S. Goyer (who also dabbles as a director of genre fare) has a new TV show on the Starz premium channel called “Da Vinci’s Demons”, which “re-imagines” the earlier years of everyone’s favorite Renaissance man as an adventurer, fighter, and lover. This being the Starz channel, you can expect plenty of explicit blood and lovin’ and plenty of it. Check out the first full trailer for “Da Vinci’s Demons”, which is exactly as I expected it to be. It goes without saying that yes, I’ll be tuning in.
Starring Tom Riley (“Monroe,” I Want Candy), as the title character, “Da Vinci’s Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” also stars Laura Haddock (“Captain America: The First Avenger”), Lucrezia Donati, Elliot Cowan, and “Sherlock’s” Lara Pulver.
The eight-episode first season of “Da Vinci’s Demons” airs on Starz in 2013.