Da Vinci’s Demons: A Behind the Scenes Look at Season 1

da vinci's demonsThere’s a fine line that shows based on historical events and/or figures have to walk. In using something that’s based in fact, they have to at the very least capture the essence of their subject and help define why it’s so important, but regurgitating history books doesn’t always make for the best television. Just how much creative license should be granted for those trying to adapt events/people from centuries ago into a modern day media climate? Coming up on Da Vinci’s Demons, debuting this spring, we get a look at a series that takes a few liberties with its title subject.

In a behind the scenes featurette, the Leonardo da Vinci of Da Vinci’s Demons is revealed to be a superhero-adventurer of sorts, a cross between Indiana Jones, Bruce Wayne, and Sherlock Holmes. He was certainly a man ahead of his time and the fact that the show takes place during a time when there’s not much documentation on what he was up to or who he was gives a little leeway in making him a more adventurous character than the artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist might have been otherwise.

Da Vinci’s Demons stars Tom Riley as young Leonardo da Vinci, Laura Haddock as Leonardo’s lover (and mistress of Lorenzo Medici) Lucrezia Donati, Lara Pulver as Medici’s politically minded wife Clarice Orsini, Allan Corduner as Leonardo’s mentor Verrochio, Blake Ritson as Lord of Imola and Forli (and son of Pope Sixtus VI) Girolamo Riario, and James Faulkner as Pope Sixtus VI.

The series premiere of Da Vinci’s Demons airs Friday, April 12 at 10:00 on Starz following the series finale of Spartacus. The show will move to the 9:00 slot the subsequent week for the remainder of its first season. You can check out trailers for the upcoming season here and here.

Will you be watching Da Vinci’s Demons? Are you on board with the idea of tweaking the expectations for such a prominent historical figure or would you rather have a more straightforward telling of history? How will Da Vinci’s Demons compare to other historically-based shows on the air today?




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