Da Vinci’s Demons premieres in the UK on Fox, Friday 19 April at 10pm
Don’t forget – Da Vinci’s Demons gets off to a cracking start tonight at 10pm on FOX. The show has already been awarded a second season after it premiered to record viewing figures over there. We caught up with show creator David S Goyer yesterday, a mere day after he’d learned about the renewal and here’s what he had to say …
Da Vinci is a young, hot blooded visionary; inventive, confident and unafraid to risk all for love and freedom. At 25 years-old he is just coming into his own as an artist. Handsome, quick-witted and a true genius, he is profoundly different from other men. Da Vinci sees and envisions what others cannot. He harbours grand designs to master the secrets of the universe.
From the mind of David S Goyer, co-Writer of the Dark Knight trilogy and Man Of Steel , Da Vinci’s Demons is an international epic featuring an entirely UK cast and was shot on location in the UK, in one of the largest custom built sets in Europe. The series is produced by a stellar British team with Julie Gardner ( Doctor Who , Life On Mars ) and Jane Tranter ( Little Dorrit , State Of Play ) as executive producers.
Da Vinci’s Demons stars:
Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati, Lar
THE SECRET HISTORY
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci's tantalising life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father.
He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time-luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most.
Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with genius, da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within, and the darkness without.
Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light.
Episode 101: “The Hanged Man”
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci's tantalising life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a rebel seeking to overthrow an elitist society and intent on exposing the lies of religion.
After a delicate truce between Milan and Florence is disrupted, da Vinci is about to find himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries.