So, what's it all about?
Da Vinci's Demons charts the untold story of the Italian artist’s early years. If you fancy watching a handsome 25-year-old hot-blooded genius cause trouble in 15th century Florence, becoming embroiled in both political and supernatural conflicts, you’re in luck.
Littered throughout with original sketches from the man himself, including Leonardo's famous bird-like flying machine, the show doesn’t scrimp on fact when it comes to da Vinci's mind-bending creativity and unparalleled genius. But it’s not all science and technology – Leonardo tends to spend most of his time wooing ladies and getting into fights, just like a real scientist! (We’re looking at you, Benjamin Franklin).
So, who’s behind it?
Some serious TV pedigree. Da Vinci’s Demons is the brainchild of David S Goyer, a talent whose screenwriting credits include Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Blade.
Our main man Leonardo is played by Tom Riley, an actor hailing from the lovely Maidstone, in Kent. You might recognise our Tom from a recent episode of Doctor Who, where he played Robin Hood – another swashbuckling ladies’ man.
So, who’s in it?
The lovely, kind, overly-generous small screen has given us Tom Riley as Leonardo da Vinci. The most handsome Leonardo since Di Caprio, Riley's reimagining manages to out-Casanova Casanova. Women want him, and men want to be him. It's all very James Bond-meets-Bruce Wayne. And we're not complaining!
So who else is there? Well, you’ll see Gregg Chillin as Leonardo’s wingman Zoroaster, an equally handsome and witty Florentine. You’ll also see quite a lot of Laura Haddock's femme fatale Lucrezia, as she turns up quite often to seduce Leonardo - usually while wearing fewer clothes than you can fit on an ant’s washing line.
History has never been so thrilling!
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