Da Vinci's Demons: 8 reasons to watch and other great previews

After Elton has posted a really lovely preview article / interview for Da Vinci's Demons entitled Eight Reasons To Give Starz's "Da Vinci's Demons" A Look. Read it in full on their website. 

Tom Riley’s chest hair: Got your attention, right? In actuality, Riley brings much more to the role than the sexy tufts of hair that ooze from his oft-open shirts. In fact, as the actor explained, he gave it his all to do his best work. “I was up at crazy o’clock every day. I’d do an hour of working out to try to be very lean and thin because he moves constantly…I just had no time. The lines were huge. I also wanted to make it look relatively effortless for him, as though these huge amounts of dialogue were easy…it was just the magnitude of the role that was the hardest thing for me.” Goyer definitely thinks this is just the beginning for Tom Riley. “Tom is going to be a major, major, major film and television star. I really do believe he’s going to be one of the great actors...

Da Vinci's Demons: behind the scenes videos and interviews

Da Vinci's Demons: Genius in the Making will air tonight at 10pm on FOX TV UK, in advance of the full series starting next week. More broadcast dates and times can be found on Sky Guide, which also has a great video interview with Tom and Laura Haddock, and another video interview with Blake Ritson and Lara Pulver. 

Digital Spy has shared lovely video interviews with the cast, which can be viewed below.

Da Vinci's Demons: watch The Hanged Man online in US now

Starz have made episode 1 of Da Vinci's Demons available to watch online now for US fans only. The TV premiere will be at 10pm tonight following the Spartacus finale. Here's another lovely review of Tom's performance, if you needed any more encouragement to watch the show!

Tom Riley makes Da Vinci spirited, energetic and more than a little mischievous, which keeps everything and everyone around him lively. NY Daily News


Da Vinci's Demons: NYT, WSJ & LAT reviews and Tom out in NYC

Great photos of Tom attending The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media Bash in New York on Wednesday have been uploaded to Isifa and Rex.

More great reviews have appeared online for Da Vinci's Demons. 

Thank goodness for the Renaissance and Leonardo. These bring moments of transcendent beauty to the series, which was written by David S. Goyer, and is laced with aha moments of glorious invention and the scent of mysticism. WSJ

What’s different about “Demons” is the transformation of Leonardo into a latter-day Sherlock, a notion that’s nonsensical but also engaging and funny. Poking around crime scenes in his jerkin and breeches, rigging a Renaissance version of an ultraviolet light, this Florentine detective will appeal to fans of Derek Jacobi in the old British series “Cadfael” or Sean Connery in “The Name of the Rose.”