Principal photography of our new international coproduction started in Rome on 2 December, directed by Dan Percival (The Man in the High Castle).
The eight-part series, created by Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle, The X-Files) by Big Light Productions and Steve Thompson (Sherlock), is produced by Lux Vide and Rai Fiction and will be co-produced and distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television and in association with France Télévisions.
It will reveal the mystery of one of the most fascinating and enigmatic characters in history: a man whose genius and work are known globally and yet whose true character remains an enticing secret.
The show stars Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit) as Leonardo Da Vinci, Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, Bates Motel), who plays Stefano Giraldi, an imaginary officer of the Milan law investigating Vinci as the suspected in a murder case and digging into his past. Matilda de Angelis (The annulment, Everything can happen) is the female lead, in the role Caterina da Cremona. The main cast is completed by Giancarlo Giannini (Capture 22) as Andrea del Verrocchio and Robin Renucci (The Dreamers) as Piero Da Vinci, Leonardo’s father.