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The final season of Starz "Da Vinci’s Demons" revolves around the Siege of Otranto, an historical event following the Ottoman Empire’s southern tip of Italy. It’s a season that has star Tom Riley excited because the show is finally pitting Leonardo Da Vinci against the smartest person in the room — himself.
“I always said he has to fail for once,” Riley said. “He can’t MacGyver his way out of every situation. I just wanted him to fail. If you’re just the cool guy who steps up and people say ‘fix this’ and he does, then where do you go? This season people are saying ‘you can fix this’ and for the first time he says ‘I can’t.'”
The dynamic of Da Vinci squaring off against himself is set up when he learns during the siege that someone has not only stolen his invention plans, »
- Jacob Bryant
Starz recently announced that the upcoming third season of Da Vinci’s Demons will be the period drama’s last. The series, which has been off the air for almost year and a half, has been a respectable performer, so the decision to end it before seeing how Season 3 does was somewhat of a surprise. It came down to having stronger shows that appeal to the same demographics, CEO Chris Albrecht said. “We really believe in serving underserved audiences in the premium cable… »
Starz has announced that season three will be the last for “DaVinci’s Demons,” creator David S. Goyer’s historical fantasy series that focuses a young and tormented Leonardo da Vinci during Renaissance-era Florence.
The final season, which will premiere at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24, shows da Vinci (played by Tom Riley) witnesses his personal inventions employed by Ottoman invaders during the battle of Otranto. John Shiban serves as showrunner. It is produced by Adjacent Productions.
“While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note. Leonardo was famous for his mirror-writing, and there’s a symmetry to the entire series — between the first episode and the final one — that I think the maestro would have appreciated,” said Goyer. “I want to thank our dedicated fans around the world for viewing and engaging with such passion. I want to »
- Whitney Friedlander
3 items from 2015
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