Leonardo Da Vinci was the man who caused the phrase ‘Renaissance Man’ to enter the lexicon. He was a painter, sculptor, mathematician, and inventor – and one of the best in history in every category. It’s a wonder that no one had ever seized upon his genius as the basis of a TV series, but until David S. Goyer (The Batman Trilogy, Man of Steel) came up with Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C) no one had even tried. Their loss is out gain.
Starz Entertainment’s new eight-episode action-adventure series Da Vinci’s Demons is set to premiere on Friday April 12th at 10/9C, following the series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned. Succeeding episodes will be run in the 9/8C slot.
The series, which follows the exploits of the young Leonardo Da Vinci comes from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and – and trust me, I’ve seen the first three episodes – may be considerably less violent than Spartacus but is even more fun. For the official series description, check out the equally official press release following the jump.
Starz’ new series, Da Vinci’s Demons premieres on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9/8C. Looks like a bit of big budget history-based fantasy fun.
Starz has released the first three photos from the set of its new action-adventure drama, David S. Goyer’s Da Vinci’s Demons – starring Tom Riley as the personification of the Renaissance Man, Leonardo Da Vinci. The photos (above and following the jump) give us our first look at Da Vinci, as played by Tom Riley.
For series description follow the jump.
A relative unknown, British actor Henry Cavill [The Tudors, Stardust], has been cast to play Superman/Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s upcoming take on the archetypal Big Blue Boy Scout of superheroes.
Snyder is quoted as saying, ‘In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen.’ He also noted that Mr. Cavill was ‘the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.’
Warner Brothers has scheduled the Snyder Superman movie for a December, 2012 release. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer [Batman Begins], based on a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan [Inception]
A man crawls from his overturned car, burning his hand on its muffler, which is now close by the window through which he has exited. The scene is chaos – the streets are filled with crashed vehicles; dazed and injured people are in shock. This is the opening of Flash Forward [ABC, Thursdays, 8/7C], one of two series the network hopes will be big for them [the other is ‘V’ which we’ll address in November].
The man who has crawled out of his vehicle is FBI Special Agent Mark Benford [Joseph Fiennes], who, with his partner, Demetri Noh [John Cho], had been tailing a group of terrorists prior to blacking out. Before long, we find out that apparently everyone in the world blacked out at the exact same time – and regained consciousness exactly two minutes and seventeen seconds later.