Amazon Prime Video will exclusively launch a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci in the UK and Ireland on April 16th. The eight parts series, titled Leonardo explores the secrets and drama behind the genius: his life, his work and his personal struggles all set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy.
Aidan Turner takes on the role of the protagonist, whilst the cast also includes Giancarlo Giannini, Matilda De Angelis, Freddie Highmore, James D’Arcy and Frank Spotnitz.
Turner said: “As we know, Leonardo Da Vinci was a man who created an incredible body of work across so many disciplines. As an actor, to explore the inner workings of this great artist was a very exciting and humbling experience and I feel so fortunate to have worked with such a great team in Rome to make this series happen”
“Leonardo is a beautiful drama that tells a riveting backstory of one of the most fascinating artistic figures in history” said Martin Backlund, Head of Content, 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.”
The drama is produced by Lux Vide with Rai Fiction and Big Light Productions, in association with France Télévisions and RTVE, and co-produced and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television.