Da Vinci’s Demons Season 4 cancelled by Starz

Starz announces air date for Da Vinci’s Demons Season 3 and reveals it will be the last

Tom Riley as Leonard Da Vinci
Tom Riley as Leonard Da Vinci
Tom Riley as Leonard Da Vinci

After what has seemed like a very long wait, Starz has finally announced the air date for Da Vinci’s Demons Season 3, while revealing that it will be the last for David S Goyer’s show about the young Leonardo Da Vinci’s journey towards the great genius that we know today.

Variety reports that the third season, which “shows da Vinci (played by Tom Riley) witnessing his personal inventions being employed by Ottoman invaders during the battle of Otranto,” will air on 24 October on Starz in the US.

However, the plug has been pulled on any more of young Leonardo’s adventures, and the third season finale will also be the series’.

Creator Goyer said that “While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note. Leonardo was famous for his mirror-writing, and there’s a symmetry to the entire series — between the first episode and the final one — that I think the maestro would have appreciated. I want to thank our dedicated fans around the world for viewing and engaging with such passion. I want to thank Starz for joining me on this crazy romp. And I want to thank Tom Riley for turning in a consistently brilliant performance. It’s no small feat to portray a genius, but Tom did it with grace and humor. I hope everyone enjoys these final episodes as much as we enjoyed making them.”

“The steadfast fans of Da Vinci’s Demons have been asking about the next installment of this story, and we’re excited to roll it out,” stated Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik. “David Goyer brought us a plan to portray the unknown early years of a genius, and we think the fans will enjoy this final chapter which segues into the da Vinci that history knows. John Shiban has done a tremendous job of building on past seasons and by showing how da Vinci matures as his challenges grow.”

The series, which is shown on Fox here in the UK, also stars Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan, Gregg Chillin, Lara Pulver and Blake Ritson.

How do you feel about the cancellation news? Will you be sad to see Da Vinci depart, or does three seasons feel like enough?

Da Vinci’s Demons Season 3 begins on 24 October in the US and shortly after on FOX in the UK. Keep up with the latest genre news with the latest issue of SciFiNow.