Starz debuted this first look at “Da Vinci’s Demons” at the San Diego Comic-Con. The eight-episode series, written by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises), is coming in Spring 2013 and is described as follows:
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.