Historical drama created by David S. Goyer inspired by the life of the legendary Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci. At the age of 25, Da Vinci (Tom Riley) finds himself at a crossroads in his life. Possessed of a vision of a future free from religious and economic tyranny – and the artistic ability to bring his imagination to life – he nonetheless finds himself caught up in the machinations of the Papacy and the all-powerful Medici family. As recognition of his gifts brings Leonardo to the attention of the powers-that-be, he will be forced to make a series of decisions that will not only define his own life, but have major ramifications for the future of the arts and human civilisation.
In a world where thought and faith are controlled one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci’s tantalising life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic and sceptic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father. He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies religion and science past and future. His aspirations to improve his position in life bring him into contact with the two opposing forces of the time – the Vatican and the Medici family who both try and lure him onto their side. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with his genius da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within and the darkness without. Facing an uncertain future his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. Da Vinci uses his unparalleled genius as a weapon against his enemies and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future.