Last Friday 18th October, during MIA Drama, RAI Fiction and Lux Vide presented for the first time the new series Leonardo.

Leonardo will be an eight- episode series directed by Dan Percival ( already director of The Man in the High Castle) and written four-handed by Frank Spotnitz ( The Man in the High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock).  Starring as the great Renaissance genius, Aidan Turner, the Irish actor known for his role as Kili in the Hobbit trilogy and for his leading role in the BBC show Poldark . At his side, Giancarlo Giannini, starring as Leonardo’s mentor, Andrea del Verrocchio, and an international cast yet to be revealed.

To present the project on the stage of GREENLit with RAI Fiction, the section of MIA Drama dedicated to the series produced by Italian companies with international partners already “green-lit” by at least one broadcaster, the CEO of  Lux Vide Luca Bernabei, the writers Frank Spotnitz and Steve Thompson and the director Daniel Percival.

The show will be produced by Lux Vide in collaboration with Rai Fiction.

The presentation of Leonardo was held at MIA|DRAMA, the division of MIA dedicated to the co-production of drama series, born to promote new business opportunities and the incubation of international co-productions.

Back to the Island, the fiction co-produced by RTI and Lux Vide,  returns with a third season this Friday 18th October on Mediaset’s Canale 5.

The new season was presented to the press on 14th October.

The location remains the Island of St Peter, where we find again detective Elena Sereni and the historical cast as well as some new entries: Caterina Murino, Francesco Arca, Francesca Chillemi. New mysteries to solve, new characters to meet and new emotions to engage the audience of this soulful drama, from 18th October on air in Italy and soon available internationally.

Year: 2019
Format: TV series 12×40′
Genre: Crime
Language: Italian