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Prior to today our mental image of ultimate Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci involved a big belly, even bigger beard and an intellectual Santa Claus vibe. But after seeing the poster art and trailer for Starz' upcoming series "Da Vinci's Demons," we're seeing the artist in an entirely new light.

David S. Goyer, a screenwriter of "The Dark Knight Rises," is responsible for writing this new series, and we're guessing you can tell from the following premise. The show features a young and muscular Da Vinci taking some time off from his pensive art-making to manufacture weapons, jump from high precipices and woo Renaissance babes while Mission Impossible-esque tunes play in the background. (When he has the time to master chiaroscuro we cannot say.)

The action-packed series features Tom Riley, who Blouin Artinfo reports previously starred as a young Da Vinci alongside Carmen Electra in a porn satire.

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