LEONARDO explores the secrets and drama behind the genius of Leonardo da Vinci (Aidan Turner, “Poldark,” “The Hobbit”) – his life, his work and his personal struggles set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. The eight-part series follows da Vinci as he grows into an unparalleled genius and renowned polymath whose work overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. The series unlocks the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an untold story of mystery and passion.
LEONARDO also stars Matilda de Angelis (“The Undoing”) as Caterina da Cremona, Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor,” “Bates Motel”) as Stefano Giraldi, Giancarlo Giannini (“Seven Beauties,” “Quantum of Solace”) as Andrea del Verrocchio, Carlos Cuevas (“Someone Has To Die”) as Salaì, Alessandro Sperduti (“Paul, Apostle of Christ”) as Tommaso Masini, James D’Arcy (“Avengers: Endgame”) as Ludovico Sforza, Robin Renucci (“Dolce Fine Giornata”) as Piero da Vinci, Hugo Becker (“Gossip Girl”) as Thierry, Miriam Dalmazio (“Anna”) as Beatrice D’Este and Max Bennet (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) as Cesare Borgia.
LEONARDO was created by Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Medici”) and Steve Thompson (“Sherlock,” “Doctor Who”) and directed by Dan Percival (“The Man in the High Castle,” “Death Comes To Pemberley”) and Alexis Sweet (“Don Matteo,” “Back to the Island”). The series is executive produced by Luca Bernabei, Daniele Passani, Sara Melodia and Luisa Cotta Ramosino for Lux Vide, Frank Spotnitz and Emily Feller for Big Light Productions, Freddie Highmore with his Alfresco Pictures, and Brendan Fitzgerald for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Produced by Lux Vide with Rai Fiction and Big Light Productions, in association with France Télévisions and RTVE, LEONARDO is co-produced and distributed worldwide by SPT.