International drama series “Leonardo,” starring Aidan Turner as the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, has wrapped after being one of the first major productions to resume during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The high end drama produced by Lux Vide with RAI Fiction and Big Light Productions, in association with France Télévisions and RTVE, and co-produced and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television, is the first Italian production to receive the backing of pan-European co-production initiative The Alliance, created last year by the major European pubcasters, RAI, France Télévisions and ZDF.
Filming of the TV series Leonardo restarted on June 15 and was one of the first major Italian and international productions to resume right after the pandemic thanks to rigorous health and safety protocols. The production lasted 2000 hours and involved 3000 crew members, including actors, extras and 2500 costumes. It also covered more than 50 filming locations showcasing the beautiful Italian scenery alongside the use of the impressive Leonardo backlot.
Born in Vinci, in Tuscany, Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work overturned the established order and keeps inspiring the world. His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, all of it informed by a deep and fearless humanity, liberated from the conventions of his time, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. The show attempts to unlock the enigma of this extraordinary and yet incredibly contemporary man in a fresh and truly original way, through an untold story of mystery and passion. The series was created by Frank Spotnitz, and directed by Dan Percival and Alexis Sweet.