Starz Picks Up Da Vinci Drama


Starz has greenlit the new adventure drama Da Vinci's Demons, written by The Dark Knight scribe David S. Goyer.

The eight-episode series is the first project from Starz's multi-year agreement with BBC Worldwide Productions signed last summer. Da Vinci's Demons is scheduled to begin production in early 2012 for a 2013 premiere.

The historical fantasy follows the untold story of Leonardo Da Vinci as a 25-year-old in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance.

Da Vinci's Demons will join dramas Boss, Spartacus: Vengeance and the upcoming Magic City on the pay cable network's original series roster.