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Go behind the scenes of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Starz is ramping up its promotions for the April 12 premiere of "Da Vinci's Demons," its reimagining of Leonardo Da Vinci's exploits as  20something artist-inventor-adventurer about town.

The network on Wednesday released the "Coins Teaser" above and a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and producers of the series.

"He was one-third Indiana Jones, one-third Sherlock Holmes and one-third Tony Stark," creator and executive producer David S. Goyer says of Leonardo da Vinci.

In the featurette below, Goyer, executive producer Jane Tranter, series star Tom Riley and co-stars Eros Vlahos, Lara Pulver, Tom Bateman, Michael Elwyn and James Faulkner discuss the series.

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Tom Riley ("Monroe," I Want Candy), brings Leonard da Vinci to life in "Da Vinci's Demons," a historical fantasy following the ‘untold' story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

The series also stars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, "Honest," Captain America: The First Avenger) who plays the celebrated beauty with obscure motives, Lucrezia Donati, Elliot Cowan ("Marchlands," "The Fixer," "Lost in Austen") who plays the shrewd de factor ruler of Florence, Lorenzo Medici, Lara Pulver ("True Blood," "Sherlock," "Robin Hood"), who plays his wife Clarice Orsini and Blake Ritson (RocknRolla, Titus, "World Without End") as Pope Sixtus' (played by James Faulkner) ruthless bastard son, Count Riario.


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