Da Vinci's Demons Episode 2 Preview: A Look At 'The Serpent'

Along with airing the series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned, last Friday night, Starz debuted the first episode of Da Vinci's Demons, an exciting new historical fantasy drama about the great Leonardo Da Vinci during his younger years as an adult living in Florence, Italy. The series premiere introduced a mystery into the main character's life, and based on the preview for the second episode, titled "The Serpent," it looks like Da Vinci's not wasting any time in exploring that mystery further.

His interest in the Book of Leaves is mentioned specifically in the preview for "The Serpent," but everything that follows is just a series of quick and exciting glimpses. Starz's brief episode description below fills in a few vague blanks on where the story will go in its second episode.

Leonardo continues his quest for the Book of Leaves. The Pope’s nephew arrives and meets his spy. Leonardo’s war designs fail, causing a rift with the Medicis. The Pope learns of Leonardo’s prowess.

How will the Pope learn of Leonardo's prowess? We'll find out in The Serpent.

Created by David S. Goyer, Da Vinci's Demons stars Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci, a painter, sculptor, adventure and all around renaissance man living in Florence, trying to bring his innovated ideas to fruition. The series premiere introduced us to the lead character as he tries to create a workable flying machine, learns about the Book of Leaves, and meets the beautiful Lucrezia. In case you missed it or want to watch the series premiere again, Starz has made the full episode available to view online. And read our review of the series here.

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