On tonight’s first episode of the new Starz’ TV series Da Vinci’s Demons a chronicle of the life of Leonardo da Vinci begins with the Italian artist-inventor in his mid-20s, when he is commissioned by the Medicis to create an Easter spectacle in Florence. Later, he’s hired to build war machines, and meets a mysterious Turk.
Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
Da Vinci’s Demons is about Leonardo da Vinci’s early life, scheduled to premiere on Starz networks. The series marks the first collaborative effort between Starz and BBC Worldwide under a new co-production agreement formed after the production of Torchwood: Miracle Day. Described as an historical fantasy, the series mythology is also rumored to involve the mystery cult known as the Sons of Mithras. Eight episodes of the series have been ordered by Starz, with the series premiering on April 12, 2013.
Da Vinci’s Demons Episode 1 “The Hanged Man” airs Friday, April 12, at 10 pm on Starz. Sneak episode below: