So, did you check out the first episode “Da Vinci’s Demons” on Starz? We did and are looking forward to Episode 1.02, “The Serpent.” Check out a preview of the ep, and chime in with your comments if you’re watching along with us.
While the da Vinci depicted in the history books was renowned for his works of art and inventions that included the calculator, army tank, diving suit, solar power, and many more, “Da Vinci’s Demon’s” depicts a 25-year-old da Vinci (portrayed by Tom Riley, Return to House on Haunted Hill, “Bedlam”) on the cusp of greatness, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman. In the series he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time, tortured by his unsurpassed intellect. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
The series also stars Laura Haddock (“Honest,” Captain America: The First Avenger), who plays the celebrated beauty with obscure motives, Lucrezia Donati; Elliot Cowan (“Marchlands,” “The Fixer,” “Lost in Austen”), who plays the shrewd de facto ruler of Florence, Lorenzo Medici; Lara Pulver (“True Blood,” “Sherlock,” “Robin Hood”), who plays his wife, Clarice Orsini; and Blake Ritson (RocknRolla, Titus, “World Without End”) as Pope Sixtus’ ruthless bastard son, Count Riario. David S. Goyer served as showrunner on “Da Vinci’s Demons” and directed the first two episodes.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” airs Friday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Starz.
Episode 1.02 – “The Serpent” (4/19/13 air date):
Leonardo continues his quest for the Book of Leaves. The Pope’s nephew arrives and meets his spy. Leonardo’s war designs fail, causing a rift with the Medicis. The Pope learns of Leonardo’s prowess
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