First photos from upcoming Starz adventure drama “Da Vinci’s Demons”

Today, Starz released these first-look photos from its upcoming adventure drama series Da Vinci’s Demons, premiering on the network in Spring 2013. Da Vinci’s Demons is written by David S. Goyer, the co-writer of Batman Begins and writer of next year’s Man of Steel. Goyer is also serving as showrunner on the series.

While the launching point of the character in this series is in real-life — the “Da Vinci” of the title is Leonardo Da Vinci — creative license certainly appears to take over, as the plot synopsis of the program tells us that it is a historical fantasy, following “the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five-year-old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.”

Tom Riley (I Want Candy) plays the title character, and the series also stars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie) and Lara Pulver (Sherlock, Robin Hood).

Starz has also debuted Goyer’s personal production blog from the Welsh set of Da Vinci’s Demons, with Goyer relating his experiences about creating the show and bringing the scenes to life.


Photos: Greg Williams