Da Vinci's Demons follows the 'untold' story of the world's greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence.
Brilliant and passionate, the 25-year- old Leonardo da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. 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.
Starring Tom Riley as the title character, Season 2 of Da Vinci's Demons finds Florence thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy. Lorenzo is gravely ill and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome.
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 that 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 reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.
Riley's co-stars include Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, Honest, Captain America: The First Avenger) who plays Lucrezia Donati; Elliot Cowan (Marchlands, The Fixer, Lost in Austen) who plays the de facto ruler of Florence, Lorenzo Medici; Lara Pulver (True Blood, Sherlock, Robin Hood), who plays his wife Clarice Orsini; and Blake Ritson (Serena, Upstairs Downstairs) who plays the ruthless and unwavering Count Girolamo Riario, nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.
The series was shot in Swansea during the summer and fall of 2013. The series is produced by Adjacent Productions, a label launched in 2012 that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions.