MIPTV today announces that Starz Entertainment's brand new drama Da Vinci's Demons, will debut as MIPTV's 2013 World Premiere TV Screening in Cannes, France. International buyers and media will get an exclusive international preview of the eight-part series' first episode in the Palais des Festivals' Grand Auditorium on Monday 8 April. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV will take place in Cannes from 8-11 April 2013.
The screening of Da Vinci's Demons will be followed by an on-stage conversation with writer and showrunner David S. Goyer, along with the series' principal cast Tom Riley and Laura Haddock. The talent will later walk the red carpet to attend the MIPTV opening night party.
Produced by Adjacent Productions for Starz Entertainment, Da Vinci's Demons is being sold internationally at MIPTV by BBC Worldwide.
Da Vinci's Demons is a historical fantasy following the 'untold' story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. The series reveals the secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci, a young man tortured by the gift of superhuman genius. The Italian painter and inventor - a bastard son who yearned for legitimacy - finds himself in the midst of a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future.
British actor Tom Riley (Monroe, Arcadia, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Posh, My City) stars in the title role. Riley has received wide critical acclaim in the UK for his performances in theatre, film and on television, one of his best-known roles being in ITV's drama series Monroe. Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, Upstairs, Downstairs, Storage 24, Strikeback, Missing) plays Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and Da Vinci's lover. Haddock is a 27-year-old regular of British television.