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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.


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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 possessions at a convent; meets a mysterious Turk (Alexander Siddig); has an chilling encounter with Vlad Dracula; and constructs a suit for underwater transportation.


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, Giulino Medici
James Faulkner
as Pope Sixtus IV
Gregg Chillin
as Zoroaster
Hera Hilmar
as Vanessa
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (18)

Leonardo may not like what Starz has turned him into, but you probably won't mind this joy ride.

April 16, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Since the show is inappropriate for the age group that might find it intriguing, the producers may be hoping to draw stupider adults. They're welcome to them.

April 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The code for this Da Vinci: Skip it.

April 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Its real appeal should be to viewers who like their TV history entertainingly out there.

April 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Da Vinci's Demons, though decidedly anachronistic and self-satisfied at times, is quite diverting.

April 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Da Vinci's Demons halfway succeeds on the strength of its vigorous, devil-may-care approach, even if it's also almost thoroughly preposterous in terms of the central character's deductive powers and abilities.

April 10, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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