Sony Boards Frank Spotnitz’s ‘Leonardo,’ Starring Aidan Turner, Freddie Highmore

Sony Pictures Television has joined Italy’s Lux Vide and Rai Fiction as co-producer and international distributor of Frank Spotnitz’s high-end TV series about Leonardo da Vinci, which started shooting Monday in Rome.

The eight-episode “Leonardo” (working title) stars Aidan Turner (“Poldark”) in the title role and Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”) as Stefano Giraldi, a fictional Milanese police officer investigating Leonardo as the suspect in a murder case. Highmore is also on board as executive producer. It is being directed by Dan Percival (“The Man in the High Castle”).

Other key cast members include Italy’s Matilda de Angelis
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