Starz has given a greenlight to an adventure/historical fantasy "Da Vinci's Demons" from David S. Goyer. The cable channel picked up the project to series consisting of 8 episodes which will start shooting in early 2012 and air in 2013 with BBC Worldwide Productions producing.
Speaking of his plan to make a show about Leonardo Da Vinci, the screenwriter of "The Dark Knight Rises" said, "Da Vinci was the original Renaissance man - a near-mythic figure that has worldwide appeal. After working with characters like Batman and Superman, it made a strange kind of sense for me to dive into the facts and legends swirling around his origins."
"This will be a show about secret histories, genius, madness, and all things profane," Goyer dished on what will be featured on his new series. He went on teasing that it will be "as dark and challenging and irreverent as it deserves to be."
"Da Vinci's Demons" will tell the "untold" story of the world's greatest genius during his raucous youth in Renaissance Florence. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but also invent it.
In addition to penning Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy, Goyer also helps ressurect another superhero on the big screen by providing the script for "Man of Steel". His feature film works aside, the "Blade: Trinity" director has exec-produced and written such series as "FlashForward", "Blade: The Series" and "Threshold".