The first trailer is now available for Da Vinci’s Demons, a Starz series from writer David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel). No historical documentary, Da Vinci’s Demons stars Tom Riley (I Want Candy) as the title character, a twenty-five year old artist/inventor/swordsman/idealist living in Renaissance Florence. How fantastic is it that an iconic scientist is finally getting a badass heroic treatment? For more on Da Vinci’s Demons, be sure to check out Steve’s recent interview with Goyer, who is the showrunner for the series.
Also starring Laura Haddock (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Da Vinci’s Demons will air its eight-episode first season on Starz in the spring of 2013. Hit the jump to see the first trailer and full press release for Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons.
If you’re looking forward to Star Trek 2 but don’t know who Benedict Cumberbatch is, it’s time to get more excited. The BBC series Sherlock is what launched Cumberbatch into his current “hot get” status in films like The Hobbit and in ST2, and it proves that he is a phenomenal talent, and someone well worth keeping an eye on. He plays the titular character opposite Martin Freeman’s Dr. Watson, and in the second season the show hits new levels of greatness. Our review of the Blu-ray of Sherlock Season 2 follows after the jump.
The second season of the fantastically witty and fabulously acted series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, returns to PBS on May 6th with three more 90-minute installments – “A Scandal in Belgravia,” “The Hounds of Baskerville” and “The Reichenbach Fall.” Set in 21st-century London, the updated duo battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including the unassuming mastermind of evil, James Moriarity (Andrew Scott), who wants to rule the world.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lara Pulver (who plays dominatrix Irene Adler) talked about how she came to be a part of the show, what attracted her to the role, the research she did to play a dominatrix, how anxious she was to be something of a love interest for Sherlock Holmes, filming the scene in which she is completely naked, working with her brilliantly talented co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and how she would love to return for another episode, if they find something great for the character to do. She also talked about her brief time on Season 4 of the HBO vampire series True Blood, what attracts her to specific projects, and how she would love to do a Broadway musical someday. Check out what she had to say after the jump: