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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Riley ...  Leonardo Da Vinci 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Gregg Chillin ...  Zoroaster 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Eros Vlahos ...  Nico 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Laura Haddock ...  Lucrezia Donati 26 episodes, 2013-2015
Blake Ritson ...  Girolamo Riario 26 episodes, 2013-2015
Elliot Cowan ...  Lorenzo Medici 25 episodes, 2013-2015
Hera Hilmar ...  Vanessa 25 episodes, 2013-2015
James Faulkner ...  Pope Sixtus IV 24 episodes, 2013-2015
Lara Pulver ...  Clarice Orsini 19 episodes, 2013-2015
David Schofield ...  Piero da Vinci 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Ian Pirie ...  Captain Dragonetti 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Alexander Siddig ...  Al-Rahim 13 episodes, 2013-2015
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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 WellardRockard

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Stunning fantasy based upon a brilliant man
14 April 2013 | by hansvanderzeeSee all my reviews

First of all, I would like tot say that Starz did a magnificent job creating a fantasy series (which is essentially what it is. Nowhere is actually claimed that this is supposedly a historically accurate retelling of Da Vinci's life) based upon the life of one greatest men to live. Now, while it isn't even close to the actual historical Da Vinci, it doesn't mean that you should write off this series as drab. On the contrary, there is nothing wrong with basing yourself off history and build your own story around that. If you want historical accuracy, please go watch a bloody documentary. If you go into this series expecting a history lesson (and then complain about the fact that it isn't), you might as well walk around with a sign reading "I am an imbecile". It is classified and described under the genre "historical fantasy" for a reason. Further more The setting and the costume works is absolutely beautiful, showing Florence's extravagance in an exaggerated manner. The CGI, just like Starz' previous series, Spartacus, was in some places quite jarring to say the least. A good example of that would be the helicopter shot near the beginning where guards are marching across a courtyard. But that is negligible in my personal opinion. While I do like the more extravagant, arrogant Da Vinci, none the less I find his performance sub par in certain scenes. Especially those where he is acting out a scene of pain, or fear. It isn't convincing enough, it is once again far too exaggerated. But then again, that seems to be the entire theme of this series. The mythological elements worked into the series is interesting to me, it adds a magical aura to the storyline, to the point where it is the the stereotypical thing of "You are destined, fate has chosen you.", which doesn't make it bad, but it isn't original either. I'm looking forward to where this series is heading. It has some great potential. Although it is quite sad that people are clenching their behinds so hard because it isn't a documentary, considering the series is listed as a historical FANTASY. Learn to read, then think, then form your opinion, then share it.


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