Add another historical figure to the fight against the supernatural.
Hollywood heavyweight David Goyer is turning his attention from The Dark Knight to Leonardo Da Vinci in the upcoming Starz series "Da Vinci's Demons." Today, The Hollywood Reporter posted exclusive first-look photos of the anticipated series, showing the characteristic Goyer mood and design is alive and well.
The eight-part action-adventure series will feature a fictionalized Leonardo Da Vinci taking on the lies of religion perpetuated by a mysterious cult known as the Sons of Mithras. A 25-year-old Da Vinci, played by UK actor Tom Riley, is a dreamer and idealist who struggles to live in the present time while simultaneously inventing the future.
"The show is insanely ambitious in scope, schedule, action and the nature of Leonardo's mind," Riley tells THR. "My apartment is littered with sketches in various stages of completion that I attempted with my weaker hand, as well as reams of backwards writing. I've got a handy pair of foam nunchuks that I've been given to increase dexterity in my left wrist, so the double-handed sword fighting comes more naturally than it otherwise would. Safe to say, this job has pushed me harder and into stranger directions than any I've had before."
Check out these exclusive photos and let us know what you think of this anticipated series!