Starz has unveiled a trailer for Da Vinci’s Demons , the series created by Dark Knight trilogy and Blade trilogy scripter David S Goyer.
SFX can confirm that the show is very much in our territory (even more so even than the little hints in the trailer) though we’ve been asked to keep schtum about details at the moment. Goyer, meanwhile, has told The Hollywood Reporter that his vision of Da Vinci also owes a debt to modern-day comic book movies like Batman Begins :
"We've embellished it with what I'm calling historical fantasy; he had an incredible life and we didn't have to embellish as much as you'd think. I didn't want to do Ye Olde Historical Drama; I wanted to do something historical, viewed through a modern prism... Da Vinci is kind of superhero-y, there are so many legends and tall tales about him. People have said aside from Christ he's the most recognisable figure in the world. My approach wasn't unsimilar to adapting Batman and Superman – obviously we did a lot more research.”
The series premieres in the States on Friday 12 April. It will air here in the UK shortly afterwards on FX.