5 January 2013 1:30 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're still not sure how Dread-worthy Starz's "Da Vinci's Demons" is going to be, but with David Goyer at its helm, we'll keep covering it for a while at least. Here's an update from Goyer at the ongoing Television Critics Association's winter press tour along with more on A&E's "Bates Motel."

Per Deadline, Goyer said that his first historical period project would be about 85% historically accurate. “He had a pretty incredible life we didn’t have to embellish as much as you’d think,” Goyer said of Da Vinci, portrayed by Tom Reilly. Goyer pointed out that though Da Vinci is best known as an artist and scientist, he was also thought to be a great horseman. Turning Da Vinci into a TV superhero was not too difficult: “He’s kind of superhero-y anyway.”

Goyer described the tone of the show as historical but “viewed through a modern prism, »

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