The Emmys this year brought together spectacular work in the television industry, and Da Vinci’s Demons was no exception. The Starz hit television drama was nominated this year for three categories: Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. Da Vinci’s Demons was ecstatic to take home two wins (Cinemax’s Banshee won Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role), and this momentum will carry them into their second season that is set to premiere in 2014.
Bear McCreary is the mastermind behind the Da Vinci’s Demons’ theme music, which he wanted to be sure spoke to the main character, Leonardo da Vinci. In true form, McCreary made the opening titles music a palindrome – it sounds the same whether you play it forward or backwards – which was in ode to da Vinci’s legendary backward writing. With such creative form, it is no wonder Da Vinci’s Demons took home the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music award.
Da Vinci’s Demons is based on a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci’s young-adult life as an artist, idealist and true genius. Unfortunately, Leonardo struggles to be the great forward thinker that we recognize him as today when he is living in a suppressed time period. The show first premiered in April 2013 to over 1 million U.S. viewers. That same week, Starz renewed the series for a second season, which is currently in production. Da Vinci’s Demons is in production out of the Hollywood Production Center offices.