Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions' upcoming original series Da Vinci’s Demons sounds like it has real potential to be another must-watch series for Starz. The actor who takes on the role of the title character could prove to make or break the drama. Word is, the role has been cast.
We learned last fall that Starz and BBC were moving forward on a joint venture for an original drama series titled Da Vinci’s Demons. Described as a historical fantasy, the drama will follow a young Da Vinci, known for his passion and brilliance, inventions, art and ability with the sword. With a “character” like that, the series has plenty of places to go.
According to Deadline, British actor Tom Riley has been signed on to play Leonardo Da Vinci in the series and from the sound of it, series showrunner David S. Goyer is pleased with the selection:
Riley’s most recent credit was for a British TV series called Monroe, and his earlier credits seem to be comprised mostly, if not completely of U.K. credits. So, while those of us in the States may not be all that familiar with his work just yet, it sounds like we’re about to get more than a sample of it when Da Vinci’s Demons premieres on Starz.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Thank you for signing up to CinemaBlend. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.