Amazon's Leonardo da Vinci drama gets release date
The series stars Poldark's Aiden Turner as the master artist and inventor.
Amazon Prime has confirmed when their upcoming historical drama about Leonardo Da Vinci will premiere.
The eight part series, which is simply titled Leonardo, will be available to stream in its entirety from 16th April 2021.
Set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy, the show will “attempt to unlock the enigma of this extraordinary man through an untold story of mystery and passion” according to its official plot synopsis.
Poldark's Aiden Turner will star as Da Vinci alongside Giancarlo Gianni as his master Andrea Del Verrocchio and The Undoing’s Matilda De Angelis as his muse Caterina da Cremona.
The rest of the main cast consists of Carlos Cuevas as his apprentice Salaì, Broadchurch’s James D’ Arcy as the Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza and Bates Motel’s Freddie Highmore as police officer Stefano Giraldi.
The series was co-created by Frank Spotnitz and Steve Thompson whose previous credits include The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle and Doctor Who.
“Leonardo is a beautiful drama that tells a riveting backstory of one of the most fascinating artistic figures in history,” said Martin Backlund, the Head of Content at UK Prime Video.
“I know our customers will be absorbed from the first episode and we can’t wait to see Aidan Turner back on our screens exclusively to Prime Members in the UK and Ireland.”