Comic-Con 2012: Starz’s ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Gets a Teaser
With the 'Spartacus' series coming to a bloody end early next year, Starz will soon have a gaping hole to fill in its schedule. How do you replace a historical drama with no regard for history? How about another historical drama with no regard for history! We kid because we love, of course. The joys of 'Spartacus' stem from how it uses its setting to tell grand, outrageous stories. Can we expect the same from the upcoming 'Da Vinci's Demons'?
A co-production between Starz and BBC Worldwide, 'Da Vinci's Demons' is being scripted by David S. Goyer, best known for his story and script contributions to 'Batman Begins,' 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' (but Batman, shmatman... he'll always have a place in our heart for writing the tremendous 'Dark City'). Although details on the show's actual plot remain scarce, it's apparently a fantasy and science fiction-infused take on the life of the brilliant artist/scientist/mathematician/engineer/inventor/etc. Leonardo Da Vinci. Here's the official synopsis:
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free.
Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time – luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing.
Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to free the future.
The teaser is just that: a tease, a video that lets you know that the show exists and will be available for your viewing pleasure in the Spring of 2013. What do you think? Are you ready for to see Da Vinci's life re-told with conspiracy theories and mysteries and the like?