Magazine article Screen International

’Poldark’ Star Aidan Turner to Play Leonardo Da Vinci in Series from Lux Vide, Big Light Productions

Magazine article Screen International

’Poldark’ Star Aidan Turner to Play Leonardo Da Vinci in Series from Lux Vide, Big Light Productions

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Showrunner Frank Spotnitz is co-writing the drama with UK writer Steve Thompson.

Poldark star Aidan Turner has signed to play Leonardo da Vinci in the working-titled, high-end drama series Leonardo, produced by Italian film and TV company Lux Vide and top showrunner Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions.

First announced in autumn 2018, the big-budget drama is the first production to receive the backing of pan-European co-production initiative The Alliance, created last year by broadcasters RAI, France Televisions, and Germany’s ZDF to up their game in the high-end drama scene.

Spotnitz (Medici, The Man In The High Castle, The X-Files) is co-writing the drama with UK writer Steve Thompson, whose credits include Sherlock, Vienna Blood, Deep State. …

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