Da Vinci’s Demons: Whilst the trailer might have you thinking it’s about the adventures of a man who can’t locate a shirt that buttons to the collar, it’s actually the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci: a 25-year old Florentine (by way of posh England) artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist; his struggles to live within the confines of his own reality; and, ostensibly, time- as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
Scripted by David S. Goyer, co-writer of the Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel (not a man who’s good with subtleties then) and airing on STARZ (home of a special kind of blunt sexuality and violence that outdoes HBO), its sure to be trashy sexy fun-times! Da Vinci’s Demons premieres April 12th.
Defiance: Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), veteran of an interstellar war that saw his home planet violently terraformed by the enemy, returns home to find it looking like the season 3 opening of Battlestar Galactica and thus decides the best thing to do is take up the position of Chief Lawkeeper of the town of Defiance. Because sorting out fights between everyone in the city that hates each other (there’s lot btw) is just the sort of peaceful retirement plan one plumps for in the future (I kid!). Also starring someone destined to be dubbed ‘Leeloo’ as his daughter, and the only one of Dexter’s girlfriends everyone seemed to like (Julie Benz), Defiance premieres April 15th.
Hemlock Grove: “A werewolf struggles both as a monster and as a human” is the rather terse synopsis given on IMDb, but if the trailer is anything to go by this is not your average CW Network/Grimm angst-fest, shades of Twin Peaks-weirdness abound. This show will become the second (see House of Cards, also on Netflix) in a whole new way of receiving and watching television shows- the entire season (13 episodes) will be available to download all in one go– to marathon on premiere night or drag out at your leisure. None of this one episode a week, drip-fed, advertising-crammed bs, Netflix are ushering a whole new supply concept. Traditional networks better watch their backs, this is the way of the future!
Hemlock Grove premieres for download in its entirety on Netflix in April.