Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig will be appearing in a new STARZ TV series early next year.
Siddig will take on the role of the mentor of Da Vinci (Tom Riley) in Da Vinci’s Demons.
Da Vinci’s Demons is “The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci‘s tantalizing life [which] reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic 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.
“Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light.”
Da Vinci’s Demons will begin airing next spring. A trailer can be seen Da Vinci’s Demons, but is currently only available for U.S. viewers.