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7.4.14

Da Vinci's Demons Season 2: A chat with Tom Riley


The second season of Da Vinci's Demons returns tonight on FOX at 9.10pm. The ten episode drama, starring Tom Riley as Leonardo da Vinci, was shot is Swansea, Wales last year and SMtv was invited to the international junket, but sadly couldn't go because of time constraints. 

If you missed the first season, basically Da Vinci's Demons about the ‘untold’ story of  da Vinci, during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the 25-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.

We found a cool interview, by Louise Mellor from Den of Geek, that Tom did while on a break from shooting, in Swansea. Here's an excerpt
Could you talk about the journey that Da Vinci goes through in season two and how it continues on from the first season?It literally continues on where we left off, so we don’t leave people hanging. In the first season we started out with a very cocky, arrogant, cocksure, pleased-with-himself Leonardo, who began to learn, as the season progressed, the effect of what he was doing on the people around him. Certainly in season two he’s going to realise it’s not only this all-consuming quest for knowledge to share the ideas he discovers, creates and invents, it’s also going to take a toll on himself as well as the people around him. Season two for Leonardo is an examination of just how negative the effects of his pursuit can be on his own personality as well as on his friends.
Can you tell us about any great moments he has this season, anything to rival the ‘rising from the bath’ moment in season one?There are a few actually, there are some good moments though nothing quite as Apocalypse Now as that! Some yet to film are so good in early drafts I read it and thought ‘I don’t know if we’re even going to pull that off’ so yes, fingers crossed.
How about stunts?I’m about to go hang off a wire any second now. This season is more Indiana Jones-y than last season, in fact, our director Peter knocked together a little fake poster that he made on his laptop that said Leonardo Da Vinci and the Book of Leaves in the Indiana Jones font, which I think is called Fedora. So there’s a lot more action adventure stunts, things blowing up in foreign climes.
For more of Louise' interview with Tom, please click HERE

We are looking forward to a new season. Tuning in? 

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