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Da Vinci's Demons: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Despite its preposterous plotting and lack of historical accuracy, Da Vinci's Demons is energetic, enjoyable escapist television.



Air date: Apr 12, 2013
Air date: Apr 19, 2013
Air date: Apr 26, 2013
Air date: May 3, 2013
Air date: May 10, 2013
Air date: May 17, 2013
Air date: May 31, 2013
Air date: Jun 7, 2013

Tv Season Info

Everyone knows that Leonardo da Vinci was an extraordinary artist, sculptor and inventor, but this evocative and involving cable drama paints a portrait of the consummate Renaissance man who, as a twentysomething, was a passionate ladies' man, swashbuckling swordsman and intrepid adventurer. The series opens with da Vinci (Tom Riley) receiving a commission from the Medicis to create an Easter spectacle in Florence. Later, he's hired to build war machines; investigates the source of demonic … More

Genre: Drama
Network: Starz
Premiere Date: Apr 12, 2013
Executive Producers: , , , , ,
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Tom Riley
as Leonardo Da Vinci
Laura Haddock
as Lucrezia Donati
Lara Pulver
as Clarice Orsini
Elliot Cowan
as Lorenzo Medici
Blake Ritson
as Count Riario
Tom Bateman
as Giuliano Medici, Giu...
James Faulkner
as Pope Sixtus IV
Gregg Chillin
as Zoroaster
Hera Hilmar
as Vanessa
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (17)

Ballsy, lavishly produced and, if you can get past its fast-and-loose approach to history, huge fun.

Full Review… | April 1, 2014
SFX Magazine

High concept undercut by flaccid execution, Demons isn't worth a Mona Lisa smirk.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

While I have problems with Da Vinci's Demons, I also really hope it someday fulfills its potential.

Full Review… | April 29, 2013
Huffington Post

David S. Goyer's stab at recreating the history of da Vinci, Da Vinci's Demons, is an exciting, sexy and enticing recreation of the socio-political struggle of Florence.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
IGN Movies

With secret societies, prototypical machine guns and the "Mona Lisa" lurking somewhere in the future, there's really no need to think. Just put down the remote control for an hour and enjoy.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Suspend disbelief and you'll have fun, but believe and you're in trouble.

Full Review… | April 16, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

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