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


David S. Goyer
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »





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 24 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


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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Same Genius. New World. (Series 2) See more »


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Did You Know?


Tom Riley (Leonardo Da Vinci) & Elliot Cowan (Lorenzo Medici) have previously worked together in the TV mini-series, 'Lost in Austen'. They played Mr. Wickham & Mr. Darcy respectively. See more »


The real Lorenzo de Medici had no problem conceiving a son. The low-class mother of his illegitimate nephew would be a nameless nobody and definitely not find herself at the head of the Medici family fortune. See more »


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A truly entertaining series, don't take it too seriously
15 September 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's a little bit like Doctor Who meets the Borgias, they've picked Da Vinci out of history and given him a fantasy series. It is fun, it's exciting, I get that it is truly inaccurate, but in it's own way it's really good fun to watch. Series 1 is well worth a look, and the quality continues into the second.

It is a visual treat, it is stunningly filmed and directed, it's a visual treat, the effects are fabulous too.

Tom Riley is really good as DaVinci, he's great fun, exuberant and bursting with energy. Elliot Cowan is fabulous as Lorenzo, he is an actor of intense charisma, when he is on screen you watch.

There are some truly beautiful actors and actresses in this, Laura Haddock, Greg Chillin, and of course Elliot Cowan. The women all put in a lofty way, and the guys all have their shirts pulled so their chests are out, it's really comical. They all have beautiful teeth, fabulous skin and glorious hair, get past that and you'll learn to really enjoy this swashbuckling romp. It's big fun. 8/10

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2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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