Saturday, July 25, 2015

TRAILER & POSTER FOR 'DA VINCI'S DEMONS' EPIC SERIES FINAL SEASON! JAMEL DEBBOUZE TAKES LEAD ROLE IN AMIN MAALOUF'S 'LEO THE AFRICAN' EPIC ADAPTATION!

 'DA VINCI'S DEMONS' TRAILER
FOR THE FINAL THIRD SEASON!
The most heartbreaking of news, my Davincians! Starz has decided that the third season of the world wide popular historical series DA VINCI'S DEMONS will be the final one rounding up Leonardo's (Tom Riley) adventure this October when the concluding season will sail onto the small screens together with the Ottoman fleet which Leo has to fight off from the Italian coast. You can check out the stunning trailer for the final chapter as well as the brand new poster. This isn't a big surprise, since the show was delayed from airing at its usual April slot, the show runner was changed and Starz also finished other mega popular epic series SPARTACUS in the third season too. Or maybe, with OUTLANDER, and BLACK SAILS Starz can't keep up with another expensive epic series, even though its, by far, the best one among the three?

AGAINST THE OTTOMANS  
The final season will have the Renaissance genius facing his biggest challenge yet when the city of Otranto is torn apart by Ottoman invaders, who use da Vinci’s own inventions during the battle against him. To fight those who seek to destroy everything he loves, Leo must align with old foes, repair broken friendships, discover hidden secrets, and resume a dangerous quest, all while knowing that he is his own worst enemy. Blake Ritson returns as Count Riario, Elliot Cowan as Lorenzo Medici, Laura Haddock as Lucretia and Kieran Bew as the prince of Otranto.


 JAMEL DEBBOUZE TO LEAD
AMIN MAALOUF'S 'LEO THE AFRICAN' EPIC ADAPTATION
Speaking of Ottomans, they will be mentioned in the adaptation of historical novel LEO THE AFRICAN from Amin Maalouf, one of my personal favourite writers, I must admit. 'Deadline' reports that French star Jamel Debbouze will play the title role of Hasan Al Wazzan the 16th century traveller and writer. Based on a true story, the book follows Hassan’s childhood in Fez, Morocco, having fled the Spanish Inquisition, through his many journeys as a merchant. Along the way, he encounters, pirates, slave girls and princesses, witnessing a world in flux. In the book, Hasan undergoes his own multi-faith journey, performing his hajj to Mecca, then converting to Christianity, only to return to the Muslim faith in later life. The epic story journeys through the fall of Granada, the Ottoman conquest of Egypt and Renaissance Rome under the Medicis.

14 comments:

  1. Da Vinci's Demons certainly had a short run!

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    1. three years is how they roll at Starz, it seems... I think it is because the original showrunner left to develop another show and the new one probably wasn't as good enough for the producers ... the show was certainly popular around the world

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  2. Leo the African looks very interesting.

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    1. I warmly recommend any of Amin's books, I personally enjoyed SAMARKAND most

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  3. I never watched an episode of that one

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    1. you should, it is such a greatly great show! My fave of the epic ones, flawless casting

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  4. Okay, so why are ottomans (the kind you put your feet on) called that? Were they named after the Ottoman Empire somehow? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    1. my own language has tons of Turkish words for pieces of furniture. Divan and ottoman being some of them... them people in Ottoman Empire did like to eat their Turkish delight sitting on divans and ottomans

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  5. Starz always pulls the good ones too soon. I remember them pulling Camelot after one season. I really loved that show :(

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    1. and you know me hated it :) They never had a show lasting more than three seasons.... I wonder if OUTLANDER will cross that record... it ain't a good show but it has ecstatic female fans :)

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  6. I wouldn't be too sad if season 3 was it for Outlander. I do like the show, but sometimes find myself nodding off through some of the episodes.

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    1. yes, some of them very unnaturally boring... especially those that are narrated by Claire... Jamie's episodes are usually more interesting... And when they're together I also find myself floating away in thoughts because those two have zero of mutual chemistry.....

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