Da Vinci’s Demons is coming to an end.
Starz’ historical fantasy thriller revealing the “untold” story of Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) will conclude with its upcoming third season, EW has learned exclusively.
But there is some good news, as well: Starz has decided to premiere the new season relatively soon — in October. Plus we have the final season trailer and key art (both are below).
“While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note,” said series creator and executive producer David S. Goyer. “Leonardo was famous for his mirror-writing, and there’s a symmetry to the entire series—between the first episode and the final one—that I think the maestro would have appreciated. I want to thank our dedicated fans around the world for viewing and engaging with such passion. I want to thank Starz for joining me on this crazy romp. And I want to thank Tom Riley for turning in a consistently brilliant performance. It’s no small feat to portray a genius, but Tom did it with grace and humor. I hope everyone enjoys these final episodes as much as we enjoyed making them.”
The final season will have the Renaissance genius facing his biggest challenge yet as the when the city of Otranto is torn apart by Ottoman invaders, who use da Vinci’s own inventions during the battle against him. To fight those who seek to destroy everything he loves, Leo must “align with old foes, repair broken friendships, discover hidden secrets, and resume a dangerous quest, all while knowing that he is his own worst enemy.”
Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik said in statement: “The steadfast fans of Da Vinci’s Demons have been asking about the next installment of this story and we’re excited to roll it out. David Goyer brought us a plan to portray the unknown early years of a genius and we think the fans will enjoy this final chapter which segues into the da Vinci that history knows. [Showrunner] John Shiban has done a tremendous job of building on past seasons and by showing how da Vinci matures as his challenges grow.”
Da Vinci’s Demons launched two years ago as part of Starz’ focus on genre dramas, which include ongoing series like pirate thriller Black Sails and time-travel hit Outlander. Da Vinci’s Demons, the final season, begins Oct. 24. Here’s the trailer and key art: