Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it. Written by
Did You Know?
Paul Rhys, the actor playing Vlad, actually portrayed Leonardo da Vinci in the series Borgia. See more
The show depicts Giuliano de Medici's son as being the illegitimate result of a one night stand, with Giuliano only discovering he was to be a father as he lay dying. In reality, Giuliano's son, the future Pope Clement VII, was born only a month after Giuliano died. His parents were considered to have been betrothed and so Giuliano's son was considered legitimate. See more
Referenced in Newton: The Force of God