Monday, October 22, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON STARZ' & DAVID S. GOYER'S EPIC NEW TV SERIES "DA VINCI'S DEMONS" WITH TOM RILEY, LAURA HADDOCK, LARA PULVER, ELLIOT COWAN

Here's something we have anxiously been awaiting for a year now - the first pictures from HOLLYWOOD SPY's favourite among the upcoming new shows - DA VINCI'S DEMONS. As you can see, the first pictures show
  young British actor Tom Riley in the lead role of Leonardo Da Vinci who is on the quest to expose the lies of religion in this new historical adven- ture ready to air next year over at Starz. Coming from famous producer David S. Goyer (MAN OF STEEL), this epic new show tells the untold story of a 25 year old Da Vinci during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence as the artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future but invent it. The show will take its place in the programme in Spring 2013, since spring has obviously become a
favourite time of the year for historical shows to air, as we've already seen with THE TUDORS, BORGIAS, CAMELOT and GAME OF THRONES. It will probably hit the small screens when SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED finishes its final run at Starz.

DA VINCI'S STORY
The show brings the story of the world's greatest genius during his raucous youth in Renaissance Florence. Brash and brilliant, young da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist.
 As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it. In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in 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. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing. 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.
DA VINCI'S CAST
Beside young Tom Riley in the lead role, the show, which will break records by being broadcast in 200 countries around the world thanks to Fox International Channels, will also see stunning British actress Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci. Lara Pulver will play the seductive and politically-minded Clarice Orsini, Lorenzo Medici's wife, while Lorenzo will be played by Elliot Cowan whom you're currently watching in SINBAD epic series. Allan Corduner will appear as Verrochio, Leonardo's mentor and James Faulkner as Pope Sixtus IV.
It is interesting that when Starz approached David S. Goyer on doing a historical show with them, they also considered doing a series on Cleopatra (which would make it a rival show to NBC's future show on
the Egyptian queen). The costumes are being done by Annie Symons who worked on BBC's epic mini series THE HOLLOW CROWN, on GREAT EXPECTATIONS at BBC. The eight part series is being entirely shot in Wales. 

22 comments:

  1. Ooooooooh!! This sounds great!!!

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    1. glad you like it, Mel, can't wait to see the first trailer :) It will be such a stunning show! Love the cast.

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  2. I love difficult, brilliant, complicated men. Can't wait. :)

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    1. yep, especially when they have lovely pecs and hairdo like Tomzie Riley :)

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  3. Great period in history-the art, the advances in knowledge, the complexity in thought. Add in the sci-fi and a hot lead man and you've got magic.

    If I can maintain this wifi connection I'll send you an email darling.

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    1. can't wait, darling, hope your tour is going on nicely and that you're chased by groupie boys :PPP

      Yep, the show could easily prove to be a very original mishmash of both history and future, if the creator doesn't make it overly dark, since he is known for bizarre darkness :(

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  4. This looks so good. We don't get STARZ. Grrrrr.

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    1. I don't have Starz either, but that has never stopped me.... :PPP

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  5. I love the sound of this. Could be a very unique and entertaining show, if it's done intelligently. You know I'd watch it just to see Wales in the background. :))

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    1. You do know I've put that Wales info in the post especially for you :P

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  6. It is strange to see Da Vinci as a young man rather than his father-time look.

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    1. Yes, we usually imagine Leonardo as an old bearded man :)

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  7. This looks fantastic and I am most definitely interested in watching. Leonardo has fascinated me since grade school. Lovely, lovely spotlight, my dear. :)

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    1. I've been waiting for a very long time to get the first pics :) Hope we shall get the first pics for VIKINGS, WHITE QUEEN and BLACK SAILS too soon :) And that we shall hear casting news for WOLF HALL and MARCO POLO.

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  8. Very much looking forward to this one. I've not had much luck with TV shows recently so this should be a good one to watch.

    Jamie

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    1. Hope it will not disappoint like CAMELOT and BORGIAS. We really need a nice epic show on TV.

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  9. When I first saw Laura Haddock, I thought she was Olivia Wilde, at least in that first picture. She is a beautiful woman!

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    1. She is mindblowingly stunning. She is blonde in nature, but they dyed her hair dark for this one :)
      She always fills my heart with joy when I think of her being engaged with Sam Claflin whom we also adore :)

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  10. Laura Haddock for the win. this looks interesting.

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  11. she is unbelievably gorgeous, Budd :)

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  12. I love this time period and da Vinci is fascinating. I hope I catch this show.

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    1. it will most probably start next spring or early summer :)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)