Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)
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Da Vinci is commissioned by the Medicis to create an Easter spectacle in Florence. Later, he's hired to build war machines, and meets a mysterious Turk.


David S. Goyer


David S. Goyer (created by), David S. Goyer




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Riley ... Leonardo Da Vinci
Laura Haddock ... Lucrezia Donati
Blake Ritson ... Girolamo Riario
Elliot Cowan ... Lorenzo Medici
Lara Pulver ... Clarice Orsini
Gregg Chillin ... Zoroaster
Hera Hilmar ... Vanessa
Eros Vlahos ... Nico
James Faulkner ... Pope Sixtus IV
David Schofield ... Piero da Vinci
Alexander Siddig ... Al-Rahim
Tom Bateman ... Giuliano Medici
Allan Corduner ... Andrea Verrocchio
Michael Elwyn ... Gentile Becchi
Michael Culkin ... Jacopo Pazzi


Da Vinci is commissioned by the Medicis to create an Easter spectacle in Florence. Later, he's hired to build war machines, and meets a mysterious Turk.

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Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When the boy offers to model for Da Vinci, he is told to try Botticelli. Sandro Botticelli was another famous artist who lived the same time as Leonardo Da Vinci. See more »


(at around 22 mins) There appear to be what look like 2 modern extending jib cranes, these don't appear in any of Leonardo Da Vinci's mechanical engineering sketches, so unlikely to be attributable to the great man. See more »


Leonardo Da Vinci: They're called breasts Nicco.Every woman possess them.
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Da Vinci's Demons Main Title Theme
Composed by Bear McCreary
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A for Awesome
21 November 2015 | by ItsLukeyBitchSee all my reviews

great way to start a show, it's a very intriguing episode that manages to impress you enough to make you watch the other episodes.

it's lead character is very intriguing and his actor Tom Riley is very charismatic and he knows how to lead a show, great visuals, great acting, great dialogue. it's good to know Starz have another addicting show besides Spartacus. it's centered on a pre-success Leonardo Da Vinci and his desire to become a legend, it centers on Leonardo's internal issues and his revolutionary creations. The pilot let it clear that Da Vinci's demons is an intriguing drama show with romance subplots and great dialogue

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