Da Vinci's Demons first trailer arrives

Trailer Louisa Mellor
8 Jan 2013 - 23:55

Starz has released the first full trailer for historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons...

A US/UK co-production born from the legacy of Torchwood: Miracle Day,  historical fantasy series Da Vinci’s Demons is coming to Starz on the 12th of April, and to FX soon after that.

The expensive eight-episode series is set in Renaissance Italy (though filmed mostly in er, Swansea), and follows the fantasy-tinged reimagined adventures of young Leonardo, twenty-five year old inventor, genius, and by the looks of Tom Riley’s haircut, fourth member of The Script.

It comes from the imagination of The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer, who admits to taking an approach that “wasn’t unsimilar to adapting Batman and Superman”, and seeing Da Vinci as “kind of superhero-y”. Take a look at the first full trailer and read the official synopsis below:

"In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. 

The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci's tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father.

He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time—luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most.

Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with genius, Da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within, and the darkness without.

Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light.

His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future."


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