As Spartacus: War of the Damned marches toward its finale, Starz has Da Vinci's Demons poised to take over Friday nights next month. The premium cable network released a new video, which features series creator David S. Goyer, the cast and writers as they talk about this intriguing looking historical drama, which re-imagines the younger years of Italian Renaissance thinker and creator Leonard Da Vinci.
David S. Goyer says Da Vinci's Demons is more like an 8-hour movie than a TV show, going on to say that it kind of re-imagines Da Vinci's as a superhero and an adventurer. Those are just some of the comments made in the video below, which gives us a look at some of the exciting moments from the upcoming series, and also features the executive producers and cast members discussing what's ahead for the series.
Da Vinci's certainly a well celebrated historical figure. This show looks like it will take that to the next level by turning into an adventurous TV character, who's apparently also like a sexier Sherlock Holmes.
Da Vinci's Demons stars Tom Riley as Leonard Da Vinci. Laura Haddock plays Lucrezia Donati, Elliot Cowen plays Lorenzo Medici (ruler of Florence), Lara Pulver as Lorenzo's wife Clarice Orsini, and Blake Ritson as the "ruthless bastard son" of Pope Sixtus (James Faulkner). The cast certainly has a lot going from it, and - like Spartacus - the historical source material will surely give Goyer and the writers plenty to work with. We'll have to wait and see how the show turns out when it debuts April 12.
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