The CW has released the Official Synopsis of Leonardo episode “Episode 1” (1.01) that will be aired on Thursday, August 16 at 8:00-9:00 PM.
n Milan 1506, Leonardo da Vinci is arrested for poisoning Caterina da Cremona. After protesting his innocence to Stefano Giraldi, a talented young officer of the Podesta, Leonardo remembers back to his days as an apprentice in Andrea del Verrocchio’s studio, where he first meets the model Caterina. As their relationship becomes one of some complication, Leonardo struggles to pour truth into his art and faces major hurdles in achieving success with his work, until Verrocchio asks him to help him with the commission of the Baptism of Christ. Present: confused by his words, Stefano vows to obtain justice for Leonardo’s crime.
“Leonardo” is stars Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis, Freddie Highmore, Giancarlo Giannini, Carlos Cuevas, Alessandro Sperduti, James D’Arcy, Robin Renucci, Hugo Becker, Miriam Dalmazio and Max Bennet.
Daniel Percival directed the episode written by Frank Spotnitz, Steve Thompson and Gabbie Asher (#101).
In Leonardo, Wealth, power, deception, and double-dealing… what does it take to build a dynasty? A modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other.
Produced by Lux Vide, in association with Big Light Productions, Rai Fiction, Sony Pictures Television, France Télévisions, RTVE and Alfresco Pictures. With Executive producers Frank Spotnitz, Steve Thompson, Luca Bernabei, Matilde Bernabei and Freddie Highmore.