Da Vinci's Demons Ready to Practice Their Evil with Tom Riley
Horror and history are once again getting ready to collide but this time with some artistic flair! A leading man has been found for the new series "Da Vinci's Demons", and we've got your details right here.
According to Variety, British thespian Tom Riley (A Few Days in September, I Want Candy, Happy Ever Afters) will play Leonardo Da Vinci in the Starz skein "Da Vinci's Demons." The show is being co-produced with BBC Worldwide Productions, and Riley's role is the first casting for the series.
"Given that Da Vinci was the model for the 'Renaissance Man', these were incredibly large shoes to fill," says writer David Goyer. "Leonardo had to be smart, witty, and incredibly confident -- without coming across as arrogant. He also had to be tormented because, as a true visionary and polymath, he was ostracized for his ideas as much as he was celebrated. Tom came in and was able to effortlessly combine all of those elements. As soon as he finished his audition, we knew we'd found our man."
The show is said to be historical fantasy and claims to recount the untold story of the great Renaissance genius during his turbulent youth in Florence. More as it comes.
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