Alexander Siddig has booked a recurring role in the new Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons. Written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), Da Vinci’s Demons is a historical fantasy series that shares the “untold” story of Leonardo da Vinci during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence.
Tom Riley stars as Da Vinci, Laura Haddock co-stars as Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and Da Vinci’s lover. Sid is playing Da Vinci’s mentor, described as “an Obi-Wan Kenobi type”. Fingers crossed he isn’t offed by a lightsaber!
Da Vinci’s Demons is filming in Wales this summer, targeted for a Spring 2013 premiere on Starz! in the US and on FX UK (date unknown).
Da Vinci’s Demons is David Goyer’s historical fantasy, following the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius during his raucous youth in Renaissance Florence. Brash and brilliant, the 25-year-old da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
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.