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A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Sharman ...  Lorenzo de' Medici 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey ...  Contessina / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Jacopo Olmo Antinori ...  Bastiano Soderini 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Sarah Parish ...  Lucrezia De' Medici / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Alessandra Mastronardi ...  Lucrezia Donati 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Synnove Karlsen ...  Clarice / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Aurora Ruffino ...  Bianca De' Medici / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Sebastian De Souza ...  Sandro Botticelli 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Beniamino Brogi Beniamino Brogi ...  Nori 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Guido Caprino ...  Marco Bello 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Matteo Martari Matteo Martari ...  Francesco de' Pazzi 9 episodes, 2016-2018
Richard Madden ...  Cosimo 8 episodes, 2016
Bradley James ...  Giuliano De Medici / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Stuart Martin ...  Lorenzo 8 episodes, 2016
Alessandro Sperduti ...  Piero 8 episodes, 2016
Valentina Bellè ...  Lucrezia 8 episodes, 2016
Sean Bean ...  Jacopo de' Pazzi 8 episodes, 2018
Ken Bones ...  Ugo Bencini 8 episodes, 2016
Brian Cox ...  Guadagni 8 episodes, 2016
Tatjana Nardone ...  Emilia 8 episodes, 2016
Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz ...  Simonetta Vespucci 8 episodes, 2018
Charlie Vickers ...  Guglielmo Pazzi 8 episodes, 2018
Jack Bannon ...  Angelo Poliziano 8 episodes, 2018
Alan Cappelli Goetz ...  Roberto Cavalcanti 8 episodes, 2018
Miriam Dalmazio Miriam Dalmazio ...  Bona of Savoy 8 episodes, 2018
Michele Balducci ...  Guido Cavalcanti 8 episodes, 2018
Callum Blake Callum Blake ...  Carlo de' Medici 8 episodes, 2016-2018
Lex Shrapnel ...  Rinaldo Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
Eugenio Franceschini Eugenio Franceschini ...  Ormando Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
Daniel Caltagirone ...  Pazzi 7 episodes, 2016
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Francesco Salviati 7 episodes, 2018
Pietro Ragusa Pietro Ragusa ...  Nicolò Ardinghelli 7 episodes, 2018
Edward Dring Edward Dring ...  Niccolò Machiavelli / ... 7 episodes, 2016
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A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de' Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly. However Cosimo is concealing a dangerous secret - Giovanni was murdered. Now Cosimo and his brother must unearth his killer in order to protect the wealth and power of the family. Written by X

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The Art of Power (Season 1) See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Trivia

The second season deals with the story of Lorenzo the Magnificent, grandson of Cosimo the Elder de' Medici that was the protagonist of the first season. See more »

Goofs

We see some constructions built indeed later than the described era (XVth century): the dome of the San Lorenzo Basilica, completed by 1604, the Vasari corridor (1565) in Florence, as well as the Venetian Church of Santa Maria della Salute (1681). See more »

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Music by Paolo Buonvino
Lyrics by Ann Deborah Dyer
Performed by Skin
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Surprisingly engrossing
8 January 2017 | by jessicahershaSee all my reviews

I am honestly baffled by the negative reviews for this show. While it wasn't perfect, for me the good far outweighed the bad. First, the strengths:

1) The soundtrack! The opening sequence is strong, and sets the tone beautifully for what is to come, and the moody instrumental music throughout the show added to the scenes without being distracting. 2) The entire thing is visually stunning. Seriously. From the landscapes to the sets, costumes, food, colors... the whole thing is a feast for the eyes. 3) Medici: Masters of Florence is a study in the dynamics of both a family and a city. If you enjoy political intrigue, relationship drama, or the arts, this show is where it's at. 4) The acting in this show is beautiful. Annabel Scholey's many layered performance as Contessina was stunning. Richard Madden can say more with just his eyes than anyone currently on television. Stuart Martin and Guido Caprino as Lorenzo Di'Medici and Marco Bello own the screen with their charisma.

I only saw two issues that detracted from the program. 1) The casting of Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni was a real head-scratcher. His accent and demeanor did not mesh with everything else, and the performance had the air of being something his agent forced him to do. Normally I really do love DH, but this was not his best.

2) This quality is a little harder to put into words, but I felt like the show took a while to find its footing--like it wasn't quite sure which direction it wanted to take. In spite of that, I couldn't stop watching, and really enjoyed this show. Looking forward to season 2!


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