British actor Tom Riley has nabbed the lead role in Starz’s upcoming Da Vinci’s Demons series from David S. Goyer.
UK Stage actor Riley will step into the titular role of da Vinci in Starz’s historical fantasy that reimagines Leonardo as a young superhero.
Demons follows “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius during his raucous youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty five-year old da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist.”
Goyer has described the series as:
A show about secret histories, genius, madness, and all things profane. And I’m particularly excited that I get to do it on premium cable, where the story can be as dark and challenging and irreverent as it deserves to be.”
The eight-episode series will launch in 2013.