Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2 (2014)

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Air date: Mar 22, 2014

Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He'll come to realise the he has lethal competition in his quest – new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to re-evaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2014

Leonardo uses his wiles to restore order to Florence, while Pope Sixtus recruits powerful allies and Nico tries not to succumb to Riario's temptations.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2014

Leonardo's quest for the Book of Leaves continues; Pope Sixtus deals aggressively with Florence, leaving Lorenzo to make sacrifices; and Lucrezia undertakes an alliance-forming mission to Rome.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2014

Leonardo attempts to navigate the Atlantic without maps; Lucrezia is snuck into the Vatican for a vital meeting; and Lorenzo is recognized on his way to Naples.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2014

Leonardo, Riario and Nico are reunited in the New World; Lorenzo is helped by an old flame in his attempt to save Florence; and Clarice's hold on the Medici bank is threatened.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2014

Leonardo and Riario face challenges when they enter the Vault of Heaven. Lorenzo partakes in King Ferrante's bloody games. Journeying to Constantinople, Lucrezia encounters the Turk.

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Air date: May 3, 2014

Leonardo and his allies' quest for the Book of Leaves turns deadly; Carlo comes to Clarice's aid; and in the East, the son of the Sultan is intrigued with Lucrezia.

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Air date: May 10, 2014

Leonardo and Riario face death, while Zoroaster and Nico plot an escape. Meanwhile, Lorenzo cools his heels waiting for an audience with the King of Naples; and Bayezid comes to Rome on a diplomatic mission.

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Air date: May 17, 2014

Back in Florence, Leonardo finds an iron-fisted Duke Federico ruling his subjects; a sinful Riario seeks redemption; and King Ferrante enters negotiations with Lorenzo.

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Air date: May 31, 2014

In the Season 2 finale, Italian cities brace for an Ottoman attack; danger stalks Riario; and Nico holds Vanessa's destiny in his hands.

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In Season 2, intrepid adventurer-inventor Leonardo Da Vinci (Tom Riley) travels all over the known world (and some of the not-so-known) in his quest for the mystical Book of Leaves. In the season opener, the Pazzis strike, leaving the fate of Florence in Leonardo's hands. After restoring order to the beset city, Leonardo's quest leads him to attempt a crossing of the Atlantic, needless to say without maps. While he's out of the picture, the Medicis do their best (or worst) to establish themselves. When he reaches the fabled Vault of Heaven, Leonardo is surprised to discover that his mother, too, had once undertaken a mission to find the Book. Upon his return to Florence, he finds an iron-fisted Duke Federico (Vincent Riotta) ruling his subjects, and further bad news appears on the horizon as an armada of Ottoman warships arrives and all of Italy braces for the attack.

Cast & Crew

Tom Riley
Leonardo da Vinci
Laura Haddock
Lucrezia Donati
Elliot Cowan
Lorenzo Medici
Lara Pulver
Clarice Orsini
Blake Ritson
Count Girolamo Riario
Gregg Chillin
Zoroaster
James Faulkner
Pope Sixtus IV
Carolina Guerra
Ima
Kieran Bew
Duke Alfonso
Julie Gardner
Executive Producer
Jane Tranter
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Da Vinci's Demons Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Da Vinci's Demons tells a compelling and well-crafted story, with religious drama, political intrigue and a cast of strong characters swirling around Da Vinci, one of the most creative people who ever lived.

Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show returns for a second season that ups the ante on swashbuckling and arcane mythology, while continuing to cleverly use the famed artist/inventor's innovations as a blueprint.

Mar 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Season two of Da Vinci's Demons is going to be an action focused tour through history with the volume amped up to deafening levels. This is going to be one hell of an action packed, if not historically accurate (because Dracula and bazooka), ride.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This felt like a learning season, like they were scraping against their budget and wanted to see how big and wild they could take it. I get the feeling they learned their lessons, and figured out more of the story they want to tell.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Da Vinci's Demons is still a whole heck of a lot of fun -- and for a premium cable period piece airing on a Saturday night, fun is all you can ask for.

Mar 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Let yourself be swept away into the fantastical world David S. Goyer has created and I guarantee you will enjoy the show.

Mar 26, 2014 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

What it lacked in thematic substance it more than made up for in content and did a great job of building on the energy of the conclusion to Season 1 while also setting up the journey for Season 2.

Mar 25, 2014 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Once you learn to go with the Da Vinci is a superhero flow, the show is an adventure lover's paradise.

Mar 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2

  • Aug 14, 2020
    Good season. It truly shows how Da Vinci's mind works. Coming to the conclusion why the series is called the "da Vinci demons". I just feel sorry for not following the historical truth. I advise viewing.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    The second season is much better than the first. The performances are spectacular, the action scenes are more violent, the cinematography is beautiful and the script is good !!! With this I advise you to see, once you are looking for historical series !!!
  • Jul 28, 2016
    75% The cliffhanger in the finale is good and despite not being boring, the series fails to become interesting beyond a certain point. Its got too much of playfullness and predictability in it. The production design is as good as always.
  • Jan 21, 2016
    Who knew how worldly Da Vinci would become in the 2nd season and what possibilities he would encounter. A good step up from season 1 and Paul Rhys is brilliant in his role as Vlad and wouldn't Blake Ritson make a fantastic Moriaty
  • Jan 16, 2015
    This Season was again really good - can't wait for the Third Season this year.
  • Nov 02, 2014
    amazing drama with great sensation
  • Jun 03, 2014
    Season 2 of Starz's Da Vinci's Demons improves upon the first season in a number of ways. It's more stylish, more intriguing, more mysterious, more adventurous, with even better performances from its cast, especially Riley.
  • May 11, 2014
    Great show more people should watch it.
  • May 10, 2014
    Horrible. Did he invent "axe" hair products?
  • Apr 28, 2014
    Even better than the first season.

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