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.
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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 HOLLOW CROWN, on GREAT EXPECTATIONS at BBC. The eight part series is being entirely shot in Wales.