Aidan Turner has signed to play Leonardo da Vinci in the working-titled, high-end drama series Leonardo, produced by Italian film and TV company Lux Vide and top showrunner Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions.
The ambitious production will attempt to build a picture of the Italian Renaissance genius whose many creative talents included painting, sculpture, architecture, science, mathematics and engineering, starting from when he was a young man.
Lux Vide CEO Luca Bernabei said the drama would give “life to a young Leonardo and not the old man with a beard we all are used to see. He too had a first job, he too had a master… he too had frustrations and failures.”
Each episode will focus on one of da Vinci’s masterpieces, inventions or projects as a means of capturing the man behind the creative genius.
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