The final season of Da Vinci’s Demons will leave ‘minimal’ story open, actor Tom Riley has promised.
Starz cancelled the fantasy series with much of the filming on Season 3 already completed, leaving fans to fear an unresolved ending.
However, the series has since undergone reshoots to give fans closure, Riley told Digital Spy:
“It was always the most ambitious finale we’ve ever done. It goes out with a bang – it’s huge and expensive, so it would’ve always been great. But now we’ve just added the icing on the cake, to make it feel like more of an end.”
New scenes woven throughout the final 10 episodes will help to bring the stories of Leonardo and friends to a ‘satisfying’ end, Riley explains:
“It’ll be as minimally open-ended as we can make it. It was time to end it and we’ve done it in a way we’re really satisfied with. We manage to close off most of the storylines, and give all the lead characters a satisfying ending, so people will be pleased.”
Riley holds the final season up as the best of the series, giving much of the credit to showrunner John Shiban, who oversaw the final episodes:
“John was fighting for character the entire time. It just made for far more interesting, grounded scripts than we’ve ever had before. So we’re working off our best scripts easily this season.
We were aware of the show’s flaws, and people who ran the show were aware of what hadn’t quite worked. But because you’re so entrenched in it, it’s very difficult to see how to fix it from within. So we owe a great deal to John for this season’s success.”