Da Vinci’s Demons: First Look

First look at Da Vinci’s Demons, the new fantasy-tinged TV series from writer David (The Dark Knight) Goyer that provides a whole new angle on Leonardo da Vinci.

US network STARZ has released first look photos from its highly anticipated adventure drama Da Vinci’s Demons, a series penned by David S Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel), which will air on STARZ this spring.

STARZ has also debuted Goyer’s personal production blog straight from the Welsh set of Da Vinci’s Demons for an in-depth, step-by-step insider’s take on what it’s like to experience daily production on a major new show. Goyer will take you from script to screen discussing decisions made and why, exciting days on set, working with the actors and bringing a wealth of imagination together to create something incredible. Posts will range from photos and videos of David Goyer’s experiences creating the show to detailed insight into the making of episodes and scenes.

Starring Tom Riley (Monroe, I Want Candy), as the title character, Da Vinci’s Demons is a historical fantasy, following the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the 25 year-old Leonardo 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.

The series also stars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (True Blood, Sherlock, Robin Hood).

Da Vinci’s Demons is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement between Starz and BBC Worldwide. Goyer is showrunner with Julie Gardner (Doctor Who) as executive producer, along with BBC Worldwide’s Jane Tranter. Production began this summer and Starz will premiere an eight- episode first season in the States in 2013.

Da Vinci’s Demons comes to FX in spring 2013.