NYCC 2012 – Da Vinci’s Demons
STARZ will present a first look at David S. Goyer’s highly anticipated adventure drama, Da Vinci’s Demons, at a panel on Saturday, October 13th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm in RM 1A21 as part of New York Comic-Con. Goyer will be joined by series star Tom Riley, who plays Leonardo Da Vinci, and costars Laura Haddock and Lara Pulver. Following the panel Goyer and cast will sign autographs.
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 twenty-five 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.
Da Vinci’s Demons is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement between Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions. Goyer, co-writer of blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and writer of the upcoming Man of Steel, is showrunner. Julie Gardner is Executive Producer, along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ Head Jane Tranter. Production began this summer and Starz will premiere an eight-episode first season in the U.S. in 2013.