Here’s the first official trailer for David S. Goyer’s original series, Da Vinci’s Demons, which ‘would be about 85% historically accurate.’
The writer behind Batman and Superman, Goyer turns his imagination to Leonardo Da Vinci in the upcoming Starz series and said that the nature of a famed artist’s life wasn’t that different from the preparations he made to tell stories about the Caped Crusader and Man of Steel.
He had a pretty incredible life, we didn’t have to embellish as much as you’d think. He’s kind of superhero-y anyway.
Goyer also pointed out at yesterday’s panel on Starz’ new series that though Da Vinci is best known as an artist and scientist, he was also thought to be a great horseman and swordsman, who was able to bend iron bars with his hands.
The series stars Tom Riley and Laura Haddock and will premiere Friday, April 12 at 10 p.m., moving to 9 p.m. the following week after the series finale of Spartacus.
Head inside and get your first look.
Here’s the synopsis:
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free.
The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci’s tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father.
He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. 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. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with genius, Da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within, and the darkness without.
Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. 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.