Returning: Da Vinci’s Demons

2014-01-21_1342Da Vinci’s Demons second season will air in Australia later in March, express from the US.

Created by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight) the ten episode series the ‘untold’ story of Leonardo da Vinci, as artist, inventor, lover, and idealist.

I didn’t detect as much buzz as one would expect of a premium drama’s first season, and I found it hard to stay engaged with the character. It will be interesting to see if season two can cut through a little more.

Starring Tom Riley (Monroe, I Want Candy), as the title character, season two of Da Vinci’s Demons, finds Florence thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy. Lorenzo is gravely ill and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome.

While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He’ll come to realise that he has lethal competition in his quest – new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.

Riley’s co-stars include Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, Honest, Captain America: The First Avenger) who plays Lucrezia Donati; Elliot Cowan (Marchlands, The Fixer, Lost in Austen) who plays the de facto ruler of Florence, Lorenzo Medici; Lara Pulver (True Blood, Sherlock, Robin Hood), who plays his wife Clarice Orsini; and Blake Ritson (Serena, Upstairs Downstairs) who plays the ruthless and unwavering Count Girolamo Riario, nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.

Sunday March 23 at 8.30pm AEDT on FX

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